HomeAbout the College of Liberal ArtsThe Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

A degree in the liberal arts prepares you for more than just a job. At CLA, our students build talents and ignite passions that forge lifelong career paths. Liberal arts students graduate with the skills employers in every industry value: the ability to write and reason with clarity and precision, a talent for making keen analysis and the confidence to engage with the world around them.

College of Liberal Arts alumni have made successful careers in a variety of fields including the ones below and many more.

African American Studies

  • Law
  • Social Services
  • Creative Arts
  • Communications/Media
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Government
  • Policy Studies
  • International Relations
  • Non-Profit Sector

American Studies

  • Business
  • Publishing
  • News and media
  • Government
  • Museums

Anthropology

  • Museums and Archives
  • Archaeological Investigation
  • Historic Preservation
  • Urban and City Planning
  • Government Service
  • Zoos
  • Forensic Science
  • Education

Asian Studies

  • Business Administration
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Education
  • Law

Classical Studies

  • Law
  • Politics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Secondary Education

Criminal Justice

  • City, State and Federal Justice Agencies
  • Police Work
  • Victim Support
  • Treatment Programs

Critical Languages

  • Government Service
  • Teaching English Abroad
  • Arts
  • Business Sector
  • Non-Profit Sector

Economics

  • Financing, Banking, Business
  • Economic development, forecasting
  • Government
  • Healthcare,
  • Law
  • International Trade
  • Public Policy
  • Marketing

English

  • Education
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Administration and Management
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Media
  • Arts
  • Non-Profit Sector

Environmental Studies

  • Public Policy
  • Nonprofit employers
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialists
  • City/Suburban Planning Centers
  • Federal Government- Environmental Agencies
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Law

French, Italian, German and Slavic

  • Psychology
  • Media
  • Translation Services
  • International Education
  • Government Service
  • Non-Profit Sector

Geography and Urban Studies

  • Local, State and Federal Government Service
  • Peace Corps Service
  • GIS and Consulting Firms
  • Local Community Development Corporations
  • Non-Profit Sector

History

  • Government
  • Publishing
  • Education
  • Law

Jewish Studies

  • Counseling
  • Museum industry
  • Research
  • Education
  • International Business
  • Social Work
  • Ministry

Latin American Studies

  • International Law
  • Government Agencies
  • Museums
  • Education
  • Research
  • International Business

Neuroscience

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Medicine
  • Medical reporting
  • Gerontology
  • Healthcare
  • Research

Political Science

  • Government Relations
  • Political Campaigns
  • Corporate development
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Community Relations
  • Public Policy Development
  • Public Relations
  • Law

Psychology

  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Business
  • Law
  • Human Social Services

Sociology

  • Community Planning
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Social Work
  • Market Research
  • Education
  • Law
  • Business Sector
  • Medicine
  • Nursing

Philosophy

  • Law
  • Health Care
  • Business Administration

Religion

  • Journalism and Communications
  • Social Work
  • Ministry/Chaplaincy
  • Law
  • Health Services
  • Government/FBI
  • NGOs
  • Hospice/End-of-life Care
  • International Enterprise
  • Education
  • Academic Research
  • Human Resources
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Spanish

  • Bilingual Education
  • International Relations Consulting
  • Foreign Exchange Trading
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Foreign Diplomacy
  • National Security Service
  • Customs/Immigration Service
  • Court Interpreting
  • UNESCO Service
  • FBI Linguist Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Government Research
  • Foreign Claims Settlement

Women’s Studies

  • Education
  • Library Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Government
  • Business Administration
  • Advocacy and Organizing
  • Human Services