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The digital humanities minor fuses the traditional strengths of the humanities—the search for knowledge about human culture, and the cultivation of intellectual curiosity and empathy—with a greater understanding of digital-age skills. You'll learn collaboratively how to use digital technologies to ask and answer meaningful questions in the study of English, history, literature, philosophy, theology, and other subjects, and to communicate persuasively and winsomely with their audiences.

Why should I study digital humanities?

By studying humanities, you can greatly increase your job prospects and earnings by adding additional skillsets in IT networking and support, data analysis, social media, programming, marketing, and graphics. As you study digital humanities, you'll strengthen your ability to tell powerful stories in digital spaces, with a track record of top-level research using sophisticated tools, and with the confidence to translate these skills to a competitive job market.

What can I do with this degree?

The digital humanities will help prepare your for a career in industry (e.g., marketing, design, technology, media) and the nonprofit sector that require digital skills along with the critical thinking that has long been valued in the humanities. A background in digital humanities is also particularly useful for jobs in education, library and information science, and museum studies. There are also a growing number of digital humanities positions in higher education that specifically require digital humanities credentials.

Alumni can go on to graduate programs in computer science, digital humanities, English, history, journalism, library science, museum studies, philosophy, and theology.

What skills will I develop?

As a digital humanities student, you'll learn a range of skills, from technical abilities like coding, graphic design, and the ability to analyze “big data,” to traditional humanities skills like close reading, critical thinking, and persuasive communicating. Most importantly, you'll acquire a skillset tailored to your own projects—each student’s pathway is unique. And as you move into your career, these are skills that are beneficial in multiple professions.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

This is an interdisciplinary minor that will give you the opportunity to collaborate with peers and professors across the university. You will have the opportunity throughout the minor to collaborate with peers and professors across the university in other disciplines.

 

150+

students in the department

60%

recent alumni continuing their studies in graduate school

Upcoming Events

APR 6 2024

Understanding Creation: A Christian Reflection on Artificial Intelligence

8:30 a.m. Anderson Center Community Room

The annual faith/science mini-conference, co-hosted by Bethel University and Crown College, will explore a Christian perspective on artificial intelligence and machine learning.