Campus News

Humanities degrees reach record low

The number of bachelor’s degrees in the humanities being earned declined by almost 9 percent from 2012-2014 and fell to the lowest percentage of overall degrees awarded ever recorded.

The study, produced by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, found that master’s degrees in the humanities also declined but doctorates remained steady.

Inside Higher Ed reported the decline could be due to the increased accessibility of STEM majors and changes in general education requirements that result in fewer students being exposed to the humanities.