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The School of Humanities is committed to meeting the educational needs of each student. Here, you will acquire the skills, build the relationships, and develop the knowledge necessary for a successful and meaningful future. You will learn critical thinking, effective communication, and empathy—all highly valued power skills—that will help you succeed in school and in life.

Benefits of Humanities

100% of our students are employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduating! 

  • Learn what employers and grad schools truly value.
  • Think critically, write clearly, figure out solutions.

  • Prepare for a career, not just your first job.

  • Understand information, learn how to find it, and figure out how to use it.

  • Gain important experience through High Impact Practices, such as capstone courses, internships, and global learning opportunities.
  • Do the things a robot can't do.

But what does Humanities do? A lot!

  • We add to the knowledge and understanding of the world.
  • We investigate and analyze; we come to understand and empathize with differences among cultures and communities around the world and across time.
  • Our disciplines encourage you to think creatively and critically, to reason, ask questions, and respond with empathy and civility.
  • Because we offer insights into nearly every aspect of life, we are a crucial part of a well-rounded education as we provide skills that employers and graduate programs value.
  • Simply put, we help you do well and do good, personally, in the local community, and around the world.

A strong background in the humanities develops flexible and innovative thinking that is so very important to every business in today's rapidly changing economy. With our focus on critical thinking, clear communication, and analysis and synthesis of data, we help “prepare our students in such high-demand fields as computational thinking, data mining, data visualization, geospatial analysis, time series network analysis, provenance, data privacy, 3-D digital reconstructions and simulation modeling” (See Inside Higher Ed, 2020, for the full article). 

Hear for yourself what recent graduates have to say about us.


Humanities in the REAL World

Discover What Employers Value

Eighty-one percent of respondents said they regularly use at least one humanities-related skill in the workplace.

Elizabeth Redden
"Survey on American Attitudes on the Humanities"
Inside Higher Ed

There is an enormous part of the economy hungry for graduates with skills in analysis and communications -- skills students are honoring as they conduct close readings of texts, persuade their classmates in seminars and hone the style and structure of papers.

Paul Fain
"Philosophy Degrees and Sales Jobs"
Inside Higher Ed

AAC&U's employer surveys confirm, year after year, that the skills employers value most in the new graduates they hire are not technical, job-specific skills, but written and oral communication, problem solving, and critical thinking— exactly the sort of "soft skills" humanities majors tend to excel in.

Wilson Peden 
"Why critics are wrong about liberal arts degrees"

Let's not forget what Steve Jobs said as recently as the iPad 2 launch: "It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing."

Tracy Carlson
"Humanities and business go hand in hand"
Boston Globe

It's no accident that many of our future medical school students attended liberal arts colleges. We look for students who are curious about and have an understanding of humanity, our history, our present and our future. An education that blends art and science not only helps them become great physicians who care about patients, but also helps them become exceptional citizens of the world. 

Kathleen Franco, M.D. 
"Boost Medical School Prep With Undergrad Courses in Other Fields"
U.S. News

80% of employers believe "that all students need a strong foundation in the liberal arts [humanities] and sciences"

Lynn Pasquerella 
"Yes, Employers Do Value Liberal Arts Degrees"
Harvard Business Review

"Even STEM-centric jobs require basic writing skills: for example, it's the second most-requested professional skill for engineering and IT occupations. However, many employers find graduates lacking in this area."

"Humanities and Social Science majors please apply"
Pearson 2019

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November 17th is Virtual GIS Day

With a variety of GIS (Geographic Information System) professionals and organizations in attendance, Lindenwood’s GIS Day with a variety of GIS (Geographic Information System) professionals and organizations in attendance, Lindenwood’s GIS Day served as a greatly beneficial forum between the university and the GIS industry of the greater St. Louis region.

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Lindenwood Creative Writing Club Takes on National Novel Writing Month Challenge

Each November, writers all over the world participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), challenging themselves to write an entire novel in just thirty days or fewer. Members of Lindenwood University’s Creative Writing Club are tackling this lofty challenge with enthusiasm and dedication.

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