Liberal arts graduates are in more demand than ever because of the broad range of transferable skills they acquire—no matter what major they choose.
As your academic career progresses at UVM, you'll find yourself working with peers in group projects, learning how to make strong oral presentations, and using data to support your assertions.
All of these elements contribute to the array of "transferable skills" valued by employers in any profession. You'll develop develop competencies in these areas:
Analytical & Critical Thinking
The ability to explore issues, ideas, knowledge, evidence, and values before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Building awareness of one’s personal biases.
Quantitative Reasoning/Applied Data Interpretation
The ability to apply basic mathematical skills to the interpretation of data to solve a disciplinary problem
Creative Expression And Innovation
The ability to generate new, varied, and unique ideas; make connections between seemingly unrelated ideas; propose alternatives without being constrained by established approaches; and to take risks and overcome internal struggles to expose one’s creative self in order to bring forward new work or ideas.
Teamwork, Collaboration & Leadership
The ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships based on the needs, abilities, and goals of each member of a group.
Written, Visual, & Oral Communication
The ability to listen and observe with objectivity and communicate effectively in writing, visually and orally
Information & Digital Literacy
The development of the ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the information.