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.
Employers 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.
Yes, 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...
The New Science Wars
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Radical differences in the humanities and sciences haven’t gone away — they’ve intensified
The 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.
The Career Value of the Humanities & Liberal Arts
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.
Business 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.
Ten Important Reasons to Include the Humanities in Your Preparation for a Scientific Career
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.