Liberal Studies, B.A.
Adult Professional Studies

If you enjoy learning about history, literature, global cultures and theology, a degree in liberal studies
might be perfect for you. If you can’t decide if you want to major in economics, politics, psychology or
sociology, you can also study all of the social sciences as a liberal arts major.

Students are attracted to the liberal studies major because of the many options it provides in organizing
a study program that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant.

The Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to select a
concentration in either the humanities or social sciences. The program provides a well-rounded
comprehensive education that prepares students for career change and advancement as well as for
graduate study.

Opportunities

Employers consistently say they want to hire people who have a liberal arts education because these
employees are creative problem-solvers who can think critically, communicate clearly, and learn new
things easily. Studies have found that college graduates earn far more over their lifetimes than their
peers with a high school education. A liberal arts education gives you timeless intellectual and practical
skills that make you more marketable and allow you to adapt.

Where Can I Work

Possible career options include editor/journalist, publicist, entry-level management personnel, social
services human relations officer, para-professional librarian, policy analyst, minister, grant writer,
lobbyist, archivist, museum manager, grant writer, urban planner, city manager to name just a few.

The staff of the Career and Professional Development department can work with you, along with your
academic advisor, to help flesh out a career path.

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