Humanities and Social Sciences Strand (HUMSS)

Humanities and Social Sciences Strand (HUMSS)

The HUMMS strand is designed for those who wonder what is on the other side of the wall. In other words, you are ready to take on the world and talk to a lot of people. This is for those who are considering taking up journalism, communication arts, liberal arts, education, and other social science-related courses in college.

If you take this strand, you could be looking forward to becoming a teacher, a psychologist, a lawyer, a writer, a social worker, or a reporter someday. This strand focuses on improving your communication skills. Oh! And priesthood is a choice in here too!

How many students take this strand?



* According to the DepEd data last September 2015

Which schools offer this strand?

See Schools Offering HUMSS

What are the subjects in this strand?

While it is true that the HUMMS means less math and less numbers, this does not mean that this strand is ‘easier’ than other strands. Part of the curriculum includes introduction to world religions, Philippine and world literature, political and community development specialization subjects, and more.

See: curriculum

What can I do after SHS?

Communication Arts

With various communication disciplines, techniques, and skills learned from the strand, you can become a diplomat, a journalist, a writer, a lawyer among others.

Economics and Sociology

If you’ve got the guts and ideals to go into politics, civic leadership, or community work, the HUMMS got you covered. You can also be involved with careers on history, public administration, social work, anthropology, environmental planning, or theology.


Possible careers under the HUMMS track also include professionals on literature, philosophy, guidance counselling, linguistics, Philippine Studies, and English. At the HUMMS curriculum, you will deal with human experiences through which your lessons would be developed.


Other fields that you could qualify are psychotherapy, market research, criminology, and military science.

Other High School Tracks

Other High School Tracks

Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) Track

Job-ready skills

Sports Track

Physical education and recreation

Arts and Design Track

Design, performative, and creative industry

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