Liberal Studies

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.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*Net websites.

Career Outlook

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.

Skills

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. 

Positions

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.

Areas

Graduates with a degree in liberal studies can work within the following areas: sales, communications/media, entertainment industry, hospitality, advertising, fundraising/development, customer service.

Employers

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.

Helpful Resources

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.