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Prospective Students

Thinking about majoring in the Humanities? The Humanities prepare students succeed personally and professionally in our increasingly complex and global society.
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Transfer Students

Transfer students are those who have already attended any other universities or colleges. Whether you've taken a few classes or are far along in your studies somewhere else, you can do more at the University of Utah.

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For more information about transferring to the College of Humanities, contact Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Taunya Dressler at

K-12 educators

Bring your students to enjoy a day in the life of the Humanities! During their visit, students will enjoy “flash classes” with faculty, lunch with current students, and have the opportunity to learn about majors, scholarships, and learning communities within the Humanities.

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Why Humanities?

At the U, we know studying the Humanities gives students the edge to excel in any field. Learning a second language, being able to write and speak in a compelling way, understanding history, thinking critically and creatively, crafting precise arguments, connecting local issues to a global context – it’s all humanities! The College of Humanities at the University of Utah provides our students with critical skills that prepare them to succeed personally and economically in our increasingly complex and global society.


Humanities and Careers

“When I think about what best prepares somebody for a career in marketing, it’s actually really hard for me to think of something that is a better preparation than Humanities. There are ways of picking up skills in marketing, like email marketing tactics, or even advertising tactics and things like that; those are things that can be learned on the job. But, if you want to pursue a career where you do new things, discover new ideas, build new kinds of businesses altogether, there is just no better preparation for that than the mind-expanding education, both undergraduate and life-long, of immersing yourself in other cultures. When I chose my major at the U, I chose International Studies, because even within the College of Humanities it was so interdisciplinary. I got to take film classes, and writing classes, and business classes, and anthropology classes. I think I got a really well-rounded foundation. I don’t think Humanities student understand how well positioned they are for careers in business, particularly marketing. They will find, as I have found, that once you get your first marketing job, you’ll be able to pick up tactics on the job, and you will find yourself on a much faster trajectory than many of your peers because you have a grounding in Humanities, and not just tactics and skills.”

― Kevin Knight, CMO of Experticity


Last Updated: 9/19/18