What Would I Ever Do with a Humanities Degree?


Catie Stewart is a sophomore at the University of Alabama from Madison, Mississippi. She is double majoring in English and Religious Studies.

Entering into my first year at the University of Alabama, I declared a chemical engineering major. I had always excelled in science and math in high school¬†and had seemingly¬†enjoyed the two catch-all chemistry classes I took my sophomore and senior years, so, to me and everyone advising me, it only made sense that I go into the field of chemical engineering. Sure, I had a real love for English and literature, but that simply wasn’t going to be a practical outlet for me in college. Engineering was my only option, even though I had never taken classes in the field.

After all, what would I ever do with a humanities degree?

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