A degree from UMKC School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides a well-rounded curriculum that gives students a thorough understanding of the world in which we live.

Our students work alongside curators at world-renowned museums, cover stories for local news outlets and radio stations, intern for professional sports teams and gain experience at top companies. Getting involved and making connections outside of the classroom not only makes for a more dynamic college experience, but also helps our students develop professionally.

Our alumni can be spotted at these Kansas City employers:

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • The National WWI Museum
  • Fox 4KC
  • Garmin International
  • Hallmark
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • KCUR 89.3FM
  • H&R Block
  • Cerner Corp.
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Kansas City Public Library
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Political Science Professor Weighs in on Geopolitical Ramifications of USA and Iran in the World Cup

Tensions have been rising between the two nations for generations over human rights abuses, nuclear facilities and women’s rights.

Emmy-winning Sportscaster to Speak at Commencement

UMKC alumnus Bob Carpenter has done it all, from World Series to World Cup

Digital Journalism Professor Research Shows Inequities in Rural Broadband Access

While the Federal Communication Commission estimates that 16 million people in rural America go without broadband Internet access, that number may be far higher – some estimates go as high as more than 150 million Americans lacking adequate broadband access, according to a new report.