Liberal Studies Career Outlook
A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study.
Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a liberal studies major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
As a liberal studies major, students may develop or advance skills including oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, research, adaptability, flexibility, social responsibility, cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Graduates with a degree in liberal studies can work as public relations specialists, bankers, event planners, human resources specialists, office managers, caseworkers, government affairs representatives, curators, paralegals, writers/editors.
Graduates with a degree in liberal studies can work within the following areas: sales, communications/media, entertainment industry, hospitality, advertising, fundraising/development, customer service.
Graduates with a degree in liberal studies can work for federal, state, and local government agencies, banks, law firms, cultural organizations, higher education, human service, retail, nonprofits, insurance, corporations.
Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
- Allstate Insurance Company
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Burrell Communications
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
- Girls Scouts of the United States of America
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Illinois State Board of Education
- Metropolitan Family Services
- Pillars Community Health
- Simon Property Group
- U.S. Bank
- White Lodging