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Careers for Liberal Arts Degrees

A liberal arts degree is like a Swiss army knife: it provides the tools. What you do with them is up to you.

What are the tools?

  • The ability to solve problems
  • The ability to learn new things quickly
  • The ability to critically evaluate data
  • The ability to think creatively
  • The ability to communicate effectively

These are the exact skills employers seek. And on top of that, you’ll have a solid grounding in the knowledge, ethics and practices of your major field. Get a minor, too, and add it to your tool box.

Recent jobs reported by College of Liberal Arts graduates: 

  • News reporter
  • Marketing director
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Corporate archives and museum manager
  • College Director of Admissions
  • Chief of Staff for Air Force
  • City Manager
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business owner
  • US Peace Corps volunteer
  • Director of School of Musical Theatre
  • Data Analyst
  • Ghost Writer
  • Contract Negotiator
  • Singer/Dancer on Broadway
  • CEO in Health Care Field
  • Technical Grant Writer
  • Professional Artist
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Director of Corporate Wellness
  • Crisis Therapist
  • Military Musician
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • State Wildlife Officer
  • Naval Officer
  • Urban Planner
  • State Representative
  • Fire Chief
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Public Interest Advocate

For information on careers for specific majors, go to the Academics page or the following websites:

What Can I Do With A Major In...

What Can I Do With This Major?