Arts, humanities & social sciences courses are the second largest university programs after business and management. These include various courses and specializations within the domain and viable for students looking for different kinds of careers and further study options.
There is a huge range of subjects to choose from. For example, if your interest is in languages, your options would include french, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. You could also study English language or literature, history, drama, american history or art history or a combination. You could take a degree or double degrees in interdisciplinary human studies, combining philosophy with psychology, sociology and literature, or you could study creative writing or drama or even a combination with law, engineering, business etc. There are also interdisciplinary courses that focus on particular geographic regions, for example Australian studies, British studies, African studies, east Asian studies and Latin american studies.
A degree in the humanities is often the starting point for jobs in commerce – banking and marketing – or public administration or the arts. A second or third language would equip you to translate or interpret and the expansion in global trade and inter-governmental co-operation means that the demand for people with linguistic skills continues to grow.