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Recommended Readings

For students, the transition into college is never easy. That's why the AAC and its advisors recommend utilizing these readings to show how studying the humanities has its benefits throughout college and beyond.


Higer EdEmployers Want Liberal Arts Grads
Inside Higher Ed

New study says the evolving economy creates a greater need for their skills, but that many colleges could do better at thinking about what graduates can do and helping them translate that into jobs.




Washington PostYes, your kid will do something with that philosophy degree after all
The Washington Post

Higher education was never intended in those days to be a route into the job market. But that is exactly what it has become, especially over the past four decades...




ChronicleThe New Science Wars
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Radical differences in the humanities and sciences haven’t gone away — they’ve intensified




Post Gazette logoThe future belongs to those with ‘soft skills’
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Over time, an increased emphasis on memorization and test prep became the new normal, sometimes to the exclusion of so much else. However, recent research suggests that this approach holds learners back.




Inquiries Journal logoThe Career Value of the Humanities & Liberal Arts
Inquiries Journal

Studies indicate, that in the end, liberal arts or humanities majors actually make more money than the vast majority of graduates with degrees in other fields.





Inside Higher Ed logoBusiness and the Liberal Arts
Inside Higher Ed

The best preparation for life and a career–whether in finance or entrepreneurship–is a liberal arts degree, writes Edgar M. Bronfman.





Science Magazine logoTen Important Reasons to Include the Humanities in Your Preparation for a Scientific Career
Science Magazine

From interdisciplinary learning adding value to one’s degree to the opportunity to gain knowledge of foreign languages and cultures, here are ten reasons why students pursuing science careers should augment their education with a strong foundation in the humanities.