The Importance of Humanities to Your Career

Focusing on the study of humanities offers students versatility and choice as they pursue a wide range of diverse career options. The curriculum and courses are designed to develop critical thinking skills, scholarly research opportunities, and enhanced writing styles that are essential to communicating complex ideas.

Learning so many universal skills and techniques prepares graduates for such industries as communications, technology, mass media, business, and many other areas. These are the degrees students start at the University of Michigan-Flint that literally take them anywhere they want to go.

Pre-Professional Programs

Pursuing a career in law requires students to have excellent writing and speaking skills, the ability to analyze and think critically about issues, and be detail-oriented.

A liberal arts education at the University of Michigan-Flint is the perfect foundation for students who are planning to attend law school after earning their undergraduate degree. Our robust selection of courses, and more specifically, our LawReady Certificate (offered in partnership with the Law School Admissions Council), and our Law and Society Minor will help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success.

Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 8 percent by 2032 with a median annual wage for lawyers of $135,740.

Major Selection
Law schools value applicants from a variety of majors and minors to create diversity in their law school classes. While the American Bar Association does not recommend any specific majors, there are some that are more traditional pathways to law school such as Political Science, Philosophy, English, Criminal Justice, Economics and Business. No matter your major, you should pursue an area of study that interests you while also developing your research, writing, and critical thinking skills.

In addition to the many majors offered, UM-Flint offers a Law and Society Minor for students interested in learning more about how the law functions in society and the LawReady Certificate through a partnership with the Law School Admissions Council.

Bachelor’s Degrees