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What Can I do With a Degree in Liberal Studies?

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Liberal Studies Majors

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Majors and Careers — Responds to the question Will I be able to get a job with a degree in the liberal arts? — From the PSU Career Center.
  • Occupational Possibilities: Humanities — Lists potential job titles, places of employment, and skills for humanities majors. From University Career and Employment Services at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Liberal Arts — Lists "job titles and career fields in which many liberal arts graduates are employed." From the University of Texas Career Center, Austin, Texas.

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Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Liberal Studies Majors

For job-search related internet sites, please go to the Links to Sites with Career Information. Also refer to What Can I do With a Degree in Liberal Studies.

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Places of Employment

Students who major in liberal studies develop transferable skills that are valued by employers. These skills include: research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis, and problem solving. Liberal studies majors may find employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services, and educational institutions depending on their skills and experience. Internships or relevant part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding employment.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested liberal studies majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for liberal studies majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Portland State University

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