Are you interested in the creative arts? Do you like learning about the connections between the arts, philosophy and history?

DVC's humanities program is designed for students who wish to study a broad range of the arts in relation to history and philosophy. Students will learn to analyze, interpret, and compare a diverse range of art forms and cultures while honing critical thinking, oral, and writing skills. If you're interested in learning about other cultures and understanding the connections between the arts, this program is for you!

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The humanities program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Teacher
  • Museum Technician and Conservator
  • Archaeologist
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Journalist
  • Political Scientist


Change your life with a humanities degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.