Online Associate Degrees in Humanities

An online associate degree program in humanities may provide students with in-depth knowledge and training in the different areas of humanities. In these two-year programs, students may learn how to build a solid foundation in communication, study the role of media in society, and use telecommunication technology. Popular areas of concentration may include history, philosophy, theology, and literature.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or transfer their credits into a baccalaureate-level program. Associate-level graduates may seek employment opportunities in government, social services, education, and business.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 17% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

An associate-level humanities degree program may include a combination of general education requirements and major-specific courses for the chosen area of concentration. Students may complete courses such as business writing, fine art appreciation, world cultures, and minority studies. Possible areas of concentration for a humanities associate degree program may include the following:

  • English
  • History
  • Literature
  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Foreign Languages
  • Music

Career Options

Associate-level humanities graduates may seek employment opportunities in business, law firms, social services, education, and government. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, humanities employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as technical writers are projected to increase by 17% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Technical Writer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Interpreter
  • Editor
  • Public Relations Specialist

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online associate degree in humanities may continue their education and transfer their credits into a baccalaureate-level degree program. A humanities graduate degree program may provide students with additional critical-thinking, writing, and creative problem-solving skills.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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