Arts & Humanities Pathway


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Arts & Humanities


The Arts & Humanities pathway are studies focused on what it means to be human and the unique ways that humans explore and interact with the world.  There are many disciplines in this pathway; some examples are Art, History, and Humanities. Work with your advisor to get started on your path to success!


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American Sign Language

The Associate Arts in American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies degree is designed to provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in American Sign Language Interpreting or within the Deaf community.

Possible Careers:

Interpreters and Translators: AZ $40,280  |  US $49,930

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Fine Arts

The Associate of Fine Arts degree is designed for transfer to the Fine Arts bachelor's degree at all Arizona public universities. The program gives students a strong foundation in visual composition and art history and prepares them to continue their fine arts education in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, or sculpture.

Possible Careers:

Curators:  AZ $56,050  |  US $53,780
Fine Artists:  AZ $49,170  |  US $49,380
Industrial Designers:  AZ $74,430  |  US $66,590
Potters: AZ $28,730  |  US $33,340

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Possible Careers: 

Agents / Business Managers: AZ $37,860  |  US $66,040
High School Teachers: AZ $60,320
University Teachers: AZ $49,340+  |  US $66,590
Writers:  AZ $53,950  |  US $62,170

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Possible Careers:

Curators:  AZ $56,050  |  US $53,780
Historians:  US $61,140
University Teachers: $49,340+ | US $74,590

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Possible Careers:

Editors: AZ $52,050 | US $59,480
Education Administrators:  US $94,340
Lawyers: AZ $111,590 | US $120,910
School Counselors: AZ $48,300 | US $56,310
Writers: AZ $53,950 | US $62,170

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Possible Careers:

Composers / Directors: AZ $44,750 | US $49,630
Muscians: US $58,552
Singers: US $58,552

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Possible Careers:

Clergy: AZ $52,050 | US $48,990
University Teachers: AZ $49,340+ | US $71,890

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Political Science

Possible Careers:

Political Scientists:  US $117,570
University Teachers: AZ $49,340+ | US $83,370

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Transfer Degrees

Intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program. These degrees provide a foundation of general education, along with courses chosen to help fulfill lower-division baccalaureate requirements. Students should work with a transfer advisor to ensure all course requirements are met before transferring.


AA degrees and certificates emphasize in humanities/social sciences, including a foreign language. AS degrees and certificates emphasize in math/science. AAS degrees and certificates are intended prepare students for employment

Arizona median salaries are obtained from the Arizona Career Information System (AZCIS). Navigate to the career choice by OCCUPATIONS (Hover)/Career Clusters/Titles Index/Desired Career. National median salaries are obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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