For professional help in identifying your skills and
UHCL's Office of Career Services.
Careers in Liberal Arts
Information about Careers for
History, Humanities, and Literature
Majors in Liberal Arts
often hear the question, "What are you going to do?"
Today's college graduates can anticipate not one career but
several, for which training in the Liberal Arts makes you highly adaptable.
Skills our majors
develop are exactly what many institutions, corporations, offices and businesses need
(even if they don't know it):
Creative individuals like
Liberal Arts majors often invent
themselves and their jobs,
making or discovering a wide range of
options and possibilities either on their own or in corporate and nonprofit
Liberal Arts majors may
start in education but relocate
to corporations or nonprofits and back again to
Specialties often include:
Historical Society Specialist
Public Relations Specialist
Special Events Coordinator
Types of Employers
Book & Magazine Publishers
Community Service Organizations
Cultural Organizations Museums
Public Relations Firms
Market Research Companies
Media (Radio, TV)
Private and Non-profit Organizations
Civil Rights Commission
Consumer Affairs Office
Department of Education
Division of Youth & Family
Motor Vehicle Department
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institutes of
Travel and Tourism Department
(materials immediately below adapted from UHCL Humanities careers sub-page)
What can I do with a
degree in Humanities?
The Humanities degree can be your springboard to a
profession as a:
Additionally, many of our students seek
graduate degrees in the
- Customer Service Representative
- Graphic Designer
- Insurance Agent
- Marketing Executive
- Sales Representative
- Studio Artist
- Technical Writer
- Web Content Developer
(materials immediately below adapted from UHCL History careers sub-page)
Come join us in
making history . . .
Can you build a career with a degree in
Yes. You can use your bachelor's or
master's degree to bring history to the public by
getting involved with preservation efforts to protect the important places of
our past. You can work with historical societies and museums, serving as an
administrator or exhibit designer.
In the bachelor's
program, students may pursue teaching certification in Grades 8-12 History or
Grades 8-12 Social Studies. .
You may also combine your bachelor's or
master's degree in history with Master of Library Information Science degree to
become an archivist or librarian.
Your education in history will also prepare you for careers
in business, journalism, or law.
We offer tremendous research opportunities. Our library
serves as home to the archives of the Johnson Space Center, a collection of
international importance. Our students have access to the collection of the
entire University of Houston System libraries, and have access to materials from
all over America through interlibrary loans.
You will enjoy our small classes where you will learn
European, Latin American, and American history.
JOB SEARCH PAGES elsewhere on the Web
"What can I do
with my Liberal Arts Degree?" (PDF download from U.S. Bureau of Labor
INDEED (One Search, All Jobs):
JUJU Smarter Job Search
The Riley Guide:
Job and Industry Resources for Arts & Humanities Careers
VITAE: a service of the Chronicle of Higher Education