A liberal arts education – including, for example, philosophy, art and sociology as well as math and physics — educates the whole person, and prepares students to excel in a range of careers and, most importantly, lives rich with meaning and purpose.

–Jill Tiefenthaler, President of Colorado College

A common and often misleading perception is that college should be a training factory that produces graduates geared for an exclusive line of work. In actuality, a college education is meant to provide a broad education that prepares its students for a multitude of career paths as well as the ability to adapt and excel in the ever-changing global environments.

With this goal, UHM offers a breadth of course offerings that allow students to select majors/programs that give them the opportunity to focus on their interest while building skills, knowledge and abilities that can be drawn upon to carry out a multitude of career paths.

The Career Spotlight aims to demonstrate the links between majors/programs and careers. As examples, the perspectives and accomplishments of two former students of the Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program are featured here.

The Department of Art and Art History offers three undergraduate degree programs: two Bachelor of Art (BA) degrees with Art History or Studio focus, and a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree. The department also offers two graduate degrees, a Master of Arts in Art History (MA) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA).

This project was done in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History.