A degree in the liberal arts provides a number of sought-after skills in today’s workforce. Many people say that today’s liberal arts majors become tomorrow’s leaders. In fact, one-third of Fortune 500 CEOs have degrees in liberal arts. If predictions about the future world of work come true, liberal arts majors are also likely to find success in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Students are expected to experience a job change as many as 16 times in their lifetime. In this environment, graduates who have the ability to learn and relearn will have a better chance of being successful. Liberal arts majors are likely to be among these.
We encourage our students to find their passion in college and choose a major in a subject they truly want to study. But we also set them up for success in the future by providing skills such as writing, communication, critical thinking and analytical aptitude that are needed in a variety of careers. In addition, liberal arts majors are compensated just as well as other graduates over their lifetime. For these reasons and others, a liberal arts degree helps set students up for a successful future.