In the quest for technological advancement, the humanities remain a powerful force for change in modern society.

While technology holds the key to our future, the humanities are more important than ever for those who wish to influence it.

What place do the humanities hold in an increasingly tech-focused world? Innovation is vital to the continued advancement of humanity, but we can’t forget about the core human qualities that define us as a species: empathy, compassion, creativity and critical analysis.

It’s easy to lose sight of the value of studying the full range of human thought and creativity—especially when science and technology seem to rule every aspect of our professional and personal lives.

An innovative approach

Today, every sector must contend with the volatility that rapid technological advancements bring to the professional landscape. Graduates entering the workplace of tomorrow will need quantitative, analytical and digital competencies, of course, but they’ll also need soft skills like critical thinking, creativity and innovation. In an increasingly globalized world, intercultural sensitivity and cultural awareness are crucially important, too.

But is this kind of holistic education possible? At IE University, we believe it is. With the Bachelor in Humanities, we’re committed to training creative, critical and ethical thinkers capable of making a lasting difference in our shared future.

Why study the humanities?

The Bachelor in Humanities is a customizable program that expertly combines the study of the traditional humanities disciplines with modern managerial tools and the latest technological developments. Its highly practical curriculum delivers the type of training that’s critical for meaningful social impact and professional success in new and unexplored areas.

Here are five reasons why you should study the Bachelor in Humanities at IE University:

1.Forge your future career by understanding the past

The Bachelor in Humanities unlocks skills and understanding that will be valuable in a wide range of sectors by imparting a profound understanding of the ideas and influences that have shaped our past—and therefore inform our future. Graduates of the program will be keen strategists, empathetic and analytical in equal measure, who are ready to lead meaningful change.

2.Gain the skills to master any career path

The Bachelor in Humanities will train you in highly sought-after soft skills like critical thinking, communication, empathy and cultural understanding. At the same time, you will build confidence with digital tools, coding and data processing. Armed with a highly marketable profile, you’ll be ready to follow a successful career trajectory in whichever sector most interests you.

3.Discover and enhance your creative talents
Creative thinking and innovative problem-solving are crucial skills in modern business. Creativity is something we take seriously—with initiatives like the IE Foundation Prizes for the Humanities, along with core study subjects including the history of art, there will be plenty of opportunities to nurture your own creativity and share your ideas.

4.Become an outstanding communicator
Exemplary communication skills not only help you stand out in the labor market, they’re also the key to successfully leveraging emerging tech like generative AI, where patterns of expression really matter. Increased cultural awareness combined with the critical exploration of literature and philosophy will help you cultivate engaging communication skills to become a future change-maker.

5.Understand the intersection of human and digital influences
Emerging technologies like AI and machine learning pose ethical questions for humanity. That’s why, alongside comprehensive training in coding, natural language processing and 3D modeling, this program also examines the ethical and humanistic aspects of new technologies. The Bachelor in Humanities not only teaches efficient digital skills but also the ethical considerations of wielding those abilities and the effects they may have on human society. 

Raising the bar in humanities education

We cannot solve all our problems through technology alone—in the search for a more equitable and inclusive world, we must also use the critical thinking and ethical oversight offered by the humanities. The Bachelor in Humanities is a program for future leaders who understand the value of technology along with its impact on individuals and society. Graduates of this program will emerge prepared to use tech to generate positive impact.

IE University’s holistic, world-renowned education will help you sharpen vital digital skills and cultivate cultural sensitivity and social awareness. You’ll be ready to use your ideas, knowledge and talent to lay down a highly successful career path and have a positive impact on our world. Learn more about the program here.