Humanities & General Studies
Studying the humanities will prepare you for some of the most difficult and complex work people undertake — understanding, persuading and leading other people.
There is not a single career path out of the humanities; there are hundreds. If the career involves working with or for people, studying the humanities is great preparation.
Flexibility & Intensive Skills
Students choose humanities or general studies for their flexibility and versatility. You also gain intensive practice and skill-building for communicating, problem-solving and acting with cultural competence. DCC’s programs often are the first step toward a four-year college or university degree.
Humanities and general studies graduates go on to a wide variety of careers. Explore additional pathways like Education & Social Sciences and Performing, Visual & Media Arts for related program options.
Focus on Persuasion & Problem Solving
Studying humanities and general studies teaches you to evaluate information, think and write clearly and create compelling arguments. It can help prepare you for virtually any job, including:
- Campaign manager working to elect political candidates
- College-level teacher in humanities, social sciences or other fields
- Executive for a business or nonprofit
- Market researcher assessing consumer preferences
- Writer or editor in publishing or media
Humanities and general studies programs attract people who want to:
- Communicate effectively
- Evaluate information and make decisions
- Explore topics like literature, history and philosophy
- Learn about diverse cultures
- Understand how human societies function
DCC’s programs prepare you to pursue additional education or to land a job that uses broad-based knowledge and skills.