The Humanities at UM-Dearborn

What is a degree in the humanities worth?  A whole lot… and for a lifetime!

At the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the humanities disciplines form a vital link to global cultures of the past, present, and future, and provide students with the resources they need to be critical, creative participants in a changing world.


A grounding in the humanities prepares students to face the challenges of today—challenges whose solutions depend on joining technical and scientific knowledge with a deep understanding of the world’s political, cultural and economic complexities.  Our mission is to develop global citizens who challenge, provoke, dream and engage in the project of building a better, humane, and more equitable world.

Employers in our region are hungry for students with the skills the humanities foster: collaboration, communication, leadership, multiculturalism.

At Ford Motor Company, staying competitive in a global market necessitates a workforce that's not only skilled at revolutionizing our products via electrification, mobility solutions, and connected services, but also equally adept at understanding and communicating with our diverse customers and team members around the world. When we hire, we search for people who bring a global mindset to the table and are able to communicate, problem solve, and motivate cross-cultural teams while working in a constantly evolving environment.

- Lena Allison, US Talent Acquisition Manager, Ford Motor Company

The Humanities/History Internship offers a variety of fieldwork experiences such as:
  • Art History/Administration
  • Modern Languages
  • Public Relations
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Broadcast and Visual Media
  • Philosophy
  • Publishing
  • History
  • Law. 
These field experiences are designed to advance your career decisions and goals.

We aspire to develop the humane and creative problem-solvers of tomorrow.

The Humanities at UM-Dearborn are organized under two individual departmental units listed below.  For more information, contact Prof. Jim Gilmore, Interim LCC and LPA Department Chair.