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Exploring Big Questions for Lifelong Career Mobility

Humanities students explore big questions, like—

  • What does it mean to be human? Where have we been, and where are we going?
  • What is a good life?
  • What does it mean to be a good citizen?
  • Why are we sometimes moved to respond to suffering, and why do we often do nothing?
  • What is true, and what is sacred?
In doing so, we seek patterns and shared meanings. We trace ideas and practices back through time and across geographical space to create a clearer view of the future, and we sharpen skills to help us live, work and think creatively, critically and ethically.
We also develop competitive skills important to nearly any job or field of work. The first step to lifelong career mobility and personal enrichment is a degree in the Humanities. Most students earn associate's degrees and transfer to four-year schools, though we do offer stand-alone certificates to help you begin work immediately after graduation.

Start your Application

Apply Now. Already Accepted? Visit MySLCC, your personal information hub, to start the enrollment process. MySLCC is also where you'll schedule appointments with your academic advisor.

Options for Every Student

Learn about degree options. Technical certificates are short, comprehensive training programs for quick entry into in-demand jobs. AS and AAS Degrees give you two years of specialized training to enter the workforce immediately after graduating, and AA Degrees prepare you to transfer with junior status to a four-year institution.

Build up to your degree

Not ready to choose a major? While you explore, start with the classes or certificates that will keep you building toward a degree. The first 5 classes suggested for your Area of Study give you 15 transferable credits and help you discover your interests. Register now!

Follow your graduation path

Academic Advisors will keep your graduation path on file, and you can always check your progress via DegreeWorks in MySLCC.

Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin

Apply for graduation, and get ready to celebrate. Did you know SLCC Alumni have access to Career Services for up to one year after graduation? And the transfer center can field continuing questions for Bruins interested in bachelor’s degrees.

SUGGESTED First 5 Classes

Not ready to pick a major, or even your first classes? Start here. While you explore, your advisor will help you choose a major within Humanities. If you decide to change your major or Area of Study, your advisor can help adjust your academic plan to reach your goals.

HIST 1700 (American Civilization) AI
ART 1010 (Exploring Art) or ART 1080 (Digital Media) FA
ENGL 1010 or placement
MATH placement
Area Exploration Course (choose one):

ENGL 1100 (Diversity in popular u.s. literature) HU
HUMA 1010 (Essentials of humanities) HU

Academic Advising

Before the first day of class, you’ll meet with your advisor, career coach and a group of other first-year students to learn about college expectations and registering for the right courses. It all starts at a Bruin Bound Orientation session.

You choose when and where. Online options are also available! Find your advisor by Area of Study and major, or contact Luz Gamarra, lead academic advisor for Humanities.

Academic Advisor

Luz Gamarra (Spanish-speaking)

Sign up for orientation now

Career coach

Ready to explore your career options? Maybe you’ve been in class for a few semesters and you’re curious about finding a job or an internship. If you’re overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, your Career Coach will help you better understand who you are, what you want to do professionally and the steps it takes to get there.

Engaging with Career Services early and often is the most important step toward achieving this goal and feeling confident in your life direction. 

Career Coach

Kate Allen

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