Education in the liberal arts

The humanities provides the keys necessary to unlock the door to a better understanding of the wonders of the arts and liberal arts.

Courses in the humanities and philosophy engage students in the analysis and interpretation of new ideas. Students will learn to sharpen their ability to think clearly, creatively and analytically. Courses provide students the opportunity to participate in a more enriched life and often serve as launching points for more specific studies of art history, philosophy, history and literature.

Generally, students are introduced to the basic building blocks of a variety of the liberal arts with the intention that this will aid not only in the determining of a more specific interest, but also in preparing the student for the rigors of the new discipline.

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Career Opportunities

Successful completion of an Association of Arts in humanities or philosophy may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples which typically include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2020 for lawyers was $119,090 and for general and operations managers was $106,420. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Human resources specialist
  • Administrative law judges, adjudicators and hearing officers
  • Arbitrators, mediators and conciliators
  • Compliance officers
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • News analysists, reporters, journalists, technical writers
  • Paralegals and legal assistants
  • Managers: personal service, entertainment, recreation, etc.
  • Postsecondary humanities, philosophy and religion teachers
  • Writers and authors

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Get Involved

Students interested in the humanities and philosophy, transfer, or liberal arts are encouraged to get involved:

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Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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