Coursework in Digital and Public Humanities prepares students for a variety of careers by developing in-demand, transferable skills in data science and digital communication.

Bachelor of Applied Science: Digital and Public Humanities Emphasis Area

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree program is designed to allow transfer students who enter UMKC with an Associate of Science degree to complete a bachelor's degree in two years. Every student in the program builds their skills in critical thinking, communication, ethics, teamwork, and complex problem-solving. In addition to foundational coursework in these areas, students select from one of five emphasis areas.

The Digital and Public Humanities emphasis area trains students in the creative application of data science and digital tools to texts, archives, and visual materials. This training positions students to use digital technologies and data research methods to enrich the public's understanding of the humanities and to promote solutions that improve the quality of life for citizens of the Kansas City region and beyond.

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Digital and Public Humanities Minor

Students completing a minor in Digital and Public Humanities discover, explore, and experiment, in the process developing critical research skills that integrate digital methods with scholarship in the humanities. The minor provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty mentors in emerging research fields and on community-engaged projects. These high-impact, project-based experiences equip students for success in a variety of careers by training them to think creatively about the application of quantitative data analysis methods and digital communication tools to many different types of data. 

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Career Paths for Digital and Public Humanities Students