The value of our degrees
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.
Making Better Futures
Read what others are saying about the liberal arts.
The knowledge and skills acquired in our College give our graduates the edge to adapt in a changing world and to succeed in many prominent organizations. Here is a sample of where some of our graduates have been employed.
The liberal arts experience
For more about the value of a liberal arts education, read what our alumni have to say.
"My speech communications degree provided directly applicable skills for negotiating resolutions in cases, presenting criminal cases to a jury at trial, or presenting my arguments to judges in appellate oral arguments." — Amanda Sage, J.D. (Communications), Deputy Attorney General, Nevada Attorney General's Office
"Having strong writing skills has greatly helped in my career. It is the core of marketing. It has helped me in writing executive summaries to pitch business concepts to banks and investors." — Devin Sizemore (English), Entrepreneur, Former Founder of MarkUBiz
"My time on stage performing, gave me the skills and tools to be able to speak to large groups, or just on camera. It taught me how to express myself and share a message." — Trish Tucker (Theatre), Manager of Public Relations and Customer Service, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
"My degree in liberal arts gave me a wide breath of knowledge on how to deal with different cultures." — Justin Fong (International Affairs), Business Owner