Humanities degrees

Create your path to a fulfilling career

What is humanities?

The humanities explore human constructs and social relations throughout cultures and time periods. Humanities degrees take a multidisciplinary approach to education, fusing the disciplines of art, language, literature, philosophy and religion. Humanities majors graduate with highly sought-after soft skills in the professional workforce, such as collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. Graduates can pursue careers in advertising, education, international relations, journalism and more.

Find a humanities degree for you

Arizona State University offers a plethora of online programs in the humanities. Humanities degrees appeal to students who are passionate about the arts, classic books, social policies and other related topics. Disciplines in the humanities include global studies, philosophy, religious studies, sociology and more. Our undergraduate and graduate programs will give you transferable skills, including creativity, cultural sensitivity and integrity, for employment in various industries.

17 programs total

African and African American Studies (BA)

Undergraduate

African and African American Studies (BA)


Biological Sciences – Biology and Society (BS)

Undergraduate

Biological Sciences – Biology and Society (BS)


Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)

Undergraduate

Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)


English (BA)

Undergraduate

English (BA)


English (MA)

Graduate

English (MA)


Family & Human Development (BS)

Undergraduate

Family & Human Development (BS)


Film and Media Studies (BA)

Undergraduate

Film and Media Studies (BA)


Film and Media Studies (MAS)

Graduate

Film and Media Studies (MAS)


History (BA)

Undergraduate

History (BA)


History (MA)

Graduate

History (MA)


Philosophy (BA)

Undergraduate

Philosophy (BA)


Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law) (BA)

Undergraduate

Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law) (BA)


Psychology (MS)

Graduate

Psychology (MS)


Religious Studies - Religion, Culture and Public Life (BA)

Undergraduate

Religious Studies - Religion, Culture and Public Life (BA)


Religious Studies – Religion, Politics and Global Affairs (BA)

Undergraduate

Religious Studies – Religion, Politics and Global Affairs (BA)


Spanish (BA)

Undergraduate

Spanish (BA)


What can I do with a humanities degree?

Humanities skills

  • Complex problem solving.
  • Creative and critical thinking.
  • Ethical judgment and integrity.
  • Intercultural and interpersonal skills.
  • Language and communication.
  • Social perceptiveness.

Jobs for humanities graduates

  • Artist or animator.
  • Advertising sales agent.
  • Journalist or reporter.
  • Public relations manager.
  • Technical writer.
  • Teacher.

Earn your degree from a top ranked university

ASU pursues excellence in education and advances research of public value. As a humanities major, you’ll have unparalleled support services and award-winning faculty to help you succeed. The university understands the importance of studying the human experience and embeds the humanities into programs and research initiatives. ASU ranks in the Top 5 for humanities research expenditures according to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey.

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Online undergraduate humanities and social sciences degrees

Online undergraduate humanities and social sciences degrees

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