Career Opportunities for Liberal Arts Majors

Regardless of their major, students in the School of Arts and Sciences have many opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom.

Student Experiential Opportunities

Students have the chance to study abroad or in Washington, DC, participate in internships that have been arranged through their departments with local businesses, take courses that specialize in community-engaged learning opportunities, and conduct undergraduate research in the natural and social sciences.

While some of these opportunities take place during the semester, many departments also help students locate internships and research fellowships during the summer months.

Overall, these experiences help students gain work experience and develop a resume, establish valuable contacts in the industries they would like to enter, and better understand the connections between what they have been studying and how their courses are preparing them for a career after graduation.

Careers That Graduates Pursue

Because of the content knowledge and skill set that they develop through their experience in the arts and sciences, our liberal arts majors are prepared to begin exciting careers in business, law, education, medicine, and the public sector.

Our graduates can be found in positions in areas such as:

  • Marketing and sales
  • Scientific research and analysis
  • Advertising and public relations
  • Sporting industry
  • Social work
  • Media relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Government

In addition, many of our graduates enter graduate programs in law, business, medicine, clinical psychology, literature, history, and other disciplines.