While WPI is well-known for its first-rate engineering, science, and business degree programs, our degree for humanities and arts within the curriculum takes students beyond the technical.

The innovative Humanities & Arts (HUA) program allows WPI students to embrace art, theatre, music, and other forms of creative expression, as well as explore themes of complexity, diversity, and the richness of human experience by examining art/architecture, history, languages, literature, philosophy, or religion. The HUA department’s goal is to build well-rounded, globally aware graduates with superior analytical thinking skills and a handle on the ambiguous problems that will characterize their future careers.

The skills and talents acquired here can inspire personal and professional success, and will help graduates make the world a better place—for everyone.

Average Starting Salary

WPI Graduates:

  • Bachelor’s: $45,000 (2015)
  • Master’s: N/A
  • PhD: N/A

Average National Starting Bachelor’s Degree Salary (reported by the NACE Salary Survey): $53,732

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more information on salaries.

Companies that have Hired WPI Humanities & Arts Graduates

  • AIG
  • Prezi
  • UMass Medical School
  • U.S. Navy

Download the WPI Post-Graduation Reports for more companies that have hired WPI graduates.

Sample Job Titles

  • Events Assistant
  • Library Assistant
  • Naval Aviator
  • Research Lab Tech I
  • Software Developer

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Sample Graduate Schools

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Massachusetts: Amherst

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

Visit What Can I do with This Major for more professional associations and clubs.

Sample MQP titles

  • A Breath of Fresh Air: Art in a Scientific World
  • Academic Theatre Laboratory: Creative Experimentation in a Technical Environment
  • The Five Stages of Grief: A Composition for Brass Ensemble

Visit WPI’s Electronic Projects Collection for more MQP titles.

Popular Industries for Humanities and Arts Majors

  • Advocacy
  • Business
  • Education
  • Law and Government
  • Media and Arts
  • Social Services

Visit What Can I do with This Major for a list of more industries. 

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