Humanities and Languages

What Do You Want to Be?

Student studying with a computer.
  • Teacher
  • Designer 
  • Marketing and sales manager
  • Web designer 
  • Technical writer 
Outdoor classroom framed by green trees.
  • Interpreter 
  • Lawyer 
  • Copywriter 
  • Business manager
  • Political analyst 

How Will You Get There?

Studying Humanities and Languages teaches you how to think critically, an asset in any industry. Depending on the number of classes you take each semester:

Can be completed within 2+ years

Designed to transfer into a 4-year Bachelor's program; includes all General Education coursework. View Oakton's Transfer Partnerships and Guides here.

Oakton offers pre-majors:

Discover majors and in-demand careers based on your interests. The Career Coach assessment is a 6- or 60-question quiz that links your interests to programs offered here at Oakton and local career opportunities. Don’t worry about education, training or cost when answering the questions; just consider what you would like to spend time doing.

Take the Career Coach Assessment

Bushra Khan

"At some point in time, I stopped believing in myself, but I think winning gold at the Phi Ro Pi speech competition was the world's was of saying this is who you are and your journey is about uplifting people as you uplift yourself."

Be Inspired by Bushra's Persistence

Bushra Khan

Luis Toro

"In high school I'd just let things come to me. But at Oakton, I want to put my name out there."

Learn How Luis Found His Voice

Luis Toro

Talk with Admission to map your path.

Where to Begin?

Every great professional starts out right where you are. The first step in your college journey (and where it takes you) is to fill out an application. Select this Area of Interest in your application, so we can best support you explore this path.