Undergraduate Studies

Natalie Austin

A degree in folklore prepares you for many paths. Your knowledge of cultural dynamics and cultural diversity, along with skills in interviewing, ethnographic description and cultural interpretation, are excellent grounding for careers in a wide range of fields. Marketing, tourism, and journalism, as well as museums and archives, all employ folklorists. Studying folklore prepares you for graduate work in any of the humanities and social sciences as well as for professional degrees in education, social work or library science or a career in busines. Those who wish to pursue an academic career, go on to complete graduate degrees in folklore or they may combine folklore with a graduate degree in another discipine to prepare them for positions in a variety of other academic departments (e.g. English, Anthropology or Music) or interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Women's Studies or Canadian or American Studies).