Kasey Varner '14 wrote an article that was published by USA Today Colleges as part of a semester-long program in which she is participating. The article focused on ways that humanities majors use career experiences to broaden their appeal in a competitive job market.
From USA Today:
With the rising cost of college tuition and the tough job market, humanities majors are on the decline as more students pursue degrees with a stronger return on investment. This trend has many asking if these external pressures inhibit a student’s ability to pursue their passion in favor of more financially secure educational choices.
At Gettysburg College, humanities majors like English and history are amongst the most popular fields of study. Dean of Students Julie Ramsey says Gettysburg students find ways to combine educational interests with economic practicality.