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Liberal Studies

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A major in Liberal Studies is an individualized, self-designed major that offers the flexibility to design a program that reflects students’ unique academic interests and goals and to focus on an original theme that crosses multiple subjects, fields of study, and disciplines. Based on your academic and career goals, this major allows you to design a multi-disciplinary perspective to your studies to help you pursue future academic or professional opportunities. A Liberal Studies major can prepare you for numerous career options and can be applied to many career paths and industries. It is important to consider what skills you want to build further and apply your interests through various experiences such as internships, research, student employment, service, and clubs. It can be helpful to remember that your degree skills (core competencies) experiences = leads to more career opportunities.

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There are many work-place settings, industries and career areas that you can apply your major based on your professional interests. Below is a sample list of clusters that you can transition into based on your career goals and interests.

  • Arts, Media, and Communication
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Criminology and Law Enforcement
  • Education & Training
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Government, International Affairs, and Public Service
  • Healthcare and Wellness
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Legal Services
  • Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
  • Science and Research
  • Social Services

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Liberal Studies: Examples of Possible Themes

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