General humanities majors, like other students with liberal-arts degrees, may find employment in the business sector with companies that value broad-based knowledge and skills in critical thinking and writing. Undergraduate studies in humanities can also be excellent preparation for work as a writer, editor, or public-relations specialist.

Students earning a bachelor’s degree in humanities may also be interested in careers as museum curators, archivists, librarians, or college-level humanities instructors. Typically, these careers will require additional graduate study and/or certification.

For more information on these careers and current salaries, please consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook at

Current information for one sample career related to the humanities (curator) can be found here: