Possible careers

UVic Humanities prepares you for not only real-world workplace challenges, but also for a life rich in appreciation for the nuances of people and culture. By teaching you everything from critical-analysis techniques,to the subtleties of writing style, to business professionalism, UVic humanities reveals the art behind human communication. While you learn about literature, language, and history, you learn how to achieve insight into the world around you, which you can apply to both your personal and professional life. Humanities provides you with not just the tools to succeed, but to excel.

Keddy Pavlik, English Grad

What fields do humanities graduates work in?

Whether working in communications, journalism, government, teaching, politics, or public relations, humanities graduates have the skills to understand and develop solutions to the complex problems that shape the world around us.

A degree in humanities is also a common stepping stone towards a degree in business, law and other professional specializations:

  • communications
  • journalism
  • professional writing
  • public relations
  • speech writing
  • government
  • library, archival, and museum studies
  • pastoral work
  • teaching
  • language teaching
  • non-profit organizations
  • politics

What skills will I take into the workforce?

Humanities students graduate with a broad range of career competencies in critical thinking, communication, research, cultural intelligence, and reflection.

How much will I earn?

Facts on salaries for liberal arts graduates

Where can I find job postings?

If you are a student or alumni you can sign on to Learning in Motion to find full-time, part-time, casual and tutor positions.

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On Facebook! The UVic Humanities, Fine Arts and Writing Career Group posts job opportunities and resources.

Where can I find career advice?

Co-op and Career Online Resources

For possible careers, resources, and skills related to individual departments or programs, see:

What can I do with a degree in?