The Most Marketable Liberal Arts and Sciences Degrees

When thinking of the most marketable college degrees, the liberal arts may not come to mind. But there are many career opportunities for graduates with degrees that fall under the broad category of liberal arts and sciences. Not surprisingly, the science and math degrees offer the most lucrative opportunities and translate most easily to “real Read More …

The Liberal Arts Degree: An Option Just for Rich Students?

In articles about increasing student loan debt, graduates with liberal arts degrees are criticized for not picking a more practical major. For many poor and middle-class students, liberal arts degrees seem like a frivolous path because they don’t connect directly to specific careers. With rising college costs and higher expectations from entry-level employers, a liberal Read More …

Jobs for Economics Majors

on line pharmacy Tobias Higbie via Compfight An economics degree provides a good foundation of knowledge that can be applied in many industries, including insurance carriers and non-profit institutions. As an economics major, you will learn to make business decisions by analyzing financial and business data. Economics graduates enjoy more career flexibility that many other Read More …

Great Minors for a Liberal Arts Major

  I’ve written about good career choices for liberal arts majors, including history, English, and psychology majors.  In this post I’ll write about some minors to complement a liberal arts major and why they make good choices.  Employers like well-rounded applicants, and having  a liberal arts major along with a technical or business minor will Read More …

Good and Bad Reasons to Get a Liberal Arts Degree

Liberal arts degrees are criticized because people with liberal arts degrees often end up doing jobs that could be done without a college degree.  However, a “practical” degree is no guarantee of a job or a good salary.  While it is true that graduates with technical degrees generally have an easier time finding employment and Read More …

When and How to Choose a Major

Choosing a college major is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Although many people don’t work in a field related to their college majors, your major can determine what careers you’ll be qualified for after college. When to choose a major. Some colleges force students to choose a major at some point, often Read More …

Insider Interview: Sociology

In a new series of posts I’ll be conducting interviews with people in different fields. These interviews are intended to help students and career changers with career-planning decisions by providing insight into different occupations. Derrick Shapley is a graduate student who is working on his Ph.D. in sociology while teaching and doing research. I asked Read More …

Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors: History

Who majors in history? Future business executives, lawyers, politicians, and writers. With a history degree, you are not limited to a particular occupation or field. Many history majors go on to obtain a doctorate, business or law degree. If you aren’t sure about graduate school (or want to take a break from school), but still Read More …

Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors: English

English majors have skills that employers highly value: critical thinking, communication and reading comprehension. People with English degrees can be found in a wide variety of industries and occupations, including advertising and media. Some great careers for English majors to consider: Copy Writer Copy writers create advertising copy and promotional materials. They collaborate with clients, Read More …