Liberal Arts (General)



A study published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicates that the majority of employers concern themselves more with a candidate’s skills than the specific type of degree they hold.

A separate report from the Association of American Colleges and Universities reports that over 75 percent of employers seek out candidates who possess critical thinking, creativity, flexibility and strong written and oral communication skills. These are the kind of skills which are emphasized in a liberal arts degree program.

Core subjects included in a quality liberal arts program are grammar, rhetoric and logic. An associate degree in the liberal arts provides an emphasis on foreign language, literature, science, math, economics, history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, the arts and humanities. Bachelor’s degrees emphasize analytical and critical thinking skills.

Common jobs for those who possess a liberal arts degree include economist, political scientist, historian and sociologist.


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