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ABOUT HUMANITIES

Humanities provides students with a broad critical and cultural understanding of world cultures and civilizations. Simultaneously, students gain writing and analytical skills that are crucial to success in the university, graduate school and the workplace.

The humanities degree is ideal for you if you want the flexibility to design your own program of study that will help you meet your academic and career goals. 

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN HUMANITIES

Personalized learning
The humanities program allows students to design their own program of study based on their personal intellectual interests and career goals.

Culturally-relevant
WSU Tri-Cities faculty work with students excavating five test boxes with authentic artifacts provided by the Wanapum Native Americans.

Local expertise
Historian Antonia Castaneda speaks to her personal experience during the Chicano Movement of the 1960s.

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COURSES:

A general studies program can be organized according to two general plans:

Plan A: Complete 24 credits in a primary concentration and 15 credits in a secondary concentration.
Plan B: Complete a minimum of nine credits in three or more academic areas in the humanities.

The areas of primary and secondary concentrations can draw from the following disciplines:

  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Digital Technology and Culture
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Languages and Cultures
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Women’s Studies

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT WSU TRI-CITIES:

The interdisciplinary nature of the WSU Tri-Cities humanities degree allows students to connect with other student researchers and explore subjects relevant to their personalist interests and the community.

RELATED FIELDS:

  • Art
  • English
  • History
  • Music
  • Women’s Studies

CAREERS:

Career outcomes in humanities
Humanities majors develop writing skills, research experience and creative problem-solving capabilities that are applicable to any industry.

WSU Tri-Cities and Pullman alumni from the past 10 years who work in Washington State have the following occupations and estimated salary:

$50,753

Estimated salary of humanities alumni

Jobs held by WSU humanities graduates:
Marketing Manager | Human Resources Specialist | Sales Representative | Teaching Assistant

*Data provided by EMSI 2022.