Why study the liberal arts? | College of Arts and Sciences | The University of Vermont(title)
A broad background in the sciences, arts, and humanities provides you with the skills necessary for success in any profession.
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences will develop core competencies that will prepare them for life after college--no matter their major or chosen field.
Skills like critical thinking, creativity, and written and oral expression are just as much in demand in today’s job market as they’ve always been. Remember, too, that you can’t always predict where your academic path will lead. In part, that’s because the road map is always changing.
As purely technical jobs are likely to be among the first to be automated, a background in sciences and humanities is more promising—and more relevant—than ever before.
Earn as much or more over your lifetime
Over time, liberal-arts majors often pursue graduate degrees and gravitate into high-paying fields such as general management, politics, law, and sales, according to an analysis by the AACU, the professional group representing more than 1,350 schools.
Skills that employers are always seeking
The skills humanities majors develop—specifically writing, adaptability, problem solving, and collaborating—top the list of things employers say they are looking for in job candidates, over and above the technical skills directly associated with the position.
Make a difference in the world
When students major in what they enjoy most and what they’re best at, they’re more likely to excel in their classes and enhance their career options. Those who complete post-baccalaureate study will enhance their chances of long-term career success.