Carol A. Ammon

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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Why should you major in the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences?

“Why are you majoring in <insert any arts, humanities, or social science>?!? You’ll never get a job!”

Does this sound familiar? Students contemplating a major in the liberal arts and social sciences frequently hear that life beyond undergraduate will be rocky unless you have a “marketable” degree in a pre-professional program. But the data do not support that anxiety.

The links below have three major take-aways. First, the skills you gain while pursuing a major in the liberal arts and social sciences will prepare you well for a multitude of career paths. Second, studying the liberal arts and social sciences produces priceless experiences that can help you live a deep and satisfying life. Third, you can become a more informed and responsible citizen by engaging with the liberal arts and social sciences.

The CLASS faculty look forward to showing you just how valuable a major in the liberal arts and social sciences can be. Click on the following sources to see what awaits!

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