Count up your dreams. Add in the skills to compete. Multiply your potential.

Graduates of the University of Arizona College of Humanities are sought after and secure employment in all industries nationally and internationally. Meet our students and learn what a humanities education can equal for you.

 
“I hope to gain Japanese fluency and become a Fulbright scholar to combine my passions.”

NOAH | East Asian Studies

 
“Studying abroad in Ecuador and Brazil allowed me to learn about indigenous peoples and the importance of conserving natural resources for their future.”

MELY | Spanish & Portuguese

 
“I hope to gain Japanese fluency and become a Fulbright scholar to combine my passions.”

NOAH | East Asian Studies

“I hope to help a company thrive, not just economically and financially, but culturally.”

AJA | Africana Studies

 
 
“I want to be the bridge between STEM and the humanities.”

MANDY | German Studies

“I want to be the bridge between STEM and the humanities.”

MANDY | German Studies

 
“I chose humanities to communicate with patients in both English and Spanish to improve health care for underserved communities.”

ALEX | Spanish Heritage Program

UA College of Humanities Majors & Degrees

NEW DEGREE:

Applied Humanities

The Applied Humanities major offers students a transdisciplinary education combining humanities with professional skills in four areas: Business Administration, Fashion Studies, Public Health, Spatial Organization & Design Thinking. Learn more >

Africana Studies

The Africana Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major, a minor in hip-hop cultures, and internships and study abroad opportunities. The program is a leader in online education and digital humanities. learn more >

Chinese

Chinese majors choose either the Language emphasis, focusing on verbal and written communication, or Culture emphasis, focusing on tradition and transformation in the world’s second largest economy. Learn more >

Classics

The Classics major examines the languages, literatures, cultures, art, history, religion, and material remains of the ancient Mediterranean world and their ongoing global impact. Learn more >

French

The French major consists of two tracks: 1. Language, Literatures, and Cultures (all courses taught in French); or 2. French and Francophone Studies (courses taught in English beyond FREN 302). Learn more >

German Studies

The German Studies major is designed to familiarize students with the German language as well as the cultures and histories of German-speaking communities. It’s the 7th largest German program in the U.S. Learn more >

Italian

The largest Italian program in the U.S. consists of two tracks, Italian Language & Literature, focusing on the acquisition of language skills and cultural competency, or Italian Studies, with advanced courses taught in English. Learn more >

Japanese

Japanese majors choose either the Language emphasis, focusing on verbal and written communication, or Culture emphasis, focusing on tradition and transformation in the world’s third largest economy. Learn more >

Religious Studies

The Religious Studies major provides students with a broad understanding of human diversity, the complexities of social and cultural systems of thought, and the human pursuit of meaning. Learn more >

Russian & Slavic Studies

The Russian major is designed to develop competence in Russian language, awareness of cultural traditions, and an understanding of literature and the arts. It’s the fourth largest Russian program in the U.S. Learn more >

Spanish & Portuguese

One of the largest Spanish programs in the country, offering students a variety of tracks that employ cutting-edge approaches to language acquisition, cultural exploration and linguistic investigation. Learn more >

World Literature

The World Literature major gives students the opportunity to combine intensive foreign language study with their interests in ancient and modern literatures based on regions, nations, or topical studies. Learn more >

Humanities = you

A global education for real life starts here. Choose from a world of degree possibilities. What’s your equation?

 
“My education in religion and science gives me the ability to empathize and care for the whole person.”

BLAYNE | Religious Studies

“I look forward to using my language and communication skills in a career abroad.”

REMY | French & Italian

 
“My education in religion and science gives me the ability to empathize and care for the whole person.”

BLAYNE | Religious Studies

 
“I look forward to using my language and communication skills in a career abroad.”

REMY | French & Italian

 
“Learning Russian and knowing more about the culture behind the music helps me express it better.”

KATIE | Russian & Slavic Studies

 
“The humanities instilled in me an understanding of the human experience.”

MARIANA | Spanish & Portuguese

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