Topic – Education
State – National
Sector – Liberal Studies

A Liberal Studies major provides for students to organize a study program that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant. Such a combination sharpens the student’s awareness in various fields and contemporary issues. In doing so, Liberal Studies increases students’ abilities to think and to communicate clearly.

What are Liberal Studies?

Liberal studies, also known as liberal arts, comprise a broad exploration of social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and the arts. Liberal studies are the interdisciplinary examination of subjects related to the humanities, arts, and sciences.

A student of liberal studies will pursue knowledge in these different areas, often learning to synthesize what you learn into a coherent whole that serves your life goals. You’ll also learn to communicate effectively, understand and respect a variety of cultures, and become more self-aware. A broad liberal studies background can open up a variety of careers that suit your interests.


While in India this degree is yet to gain as much prominence, many individuals, in other countries, use the Liberal Studies degree to improve their current employment standing. Apart from receiving a significant and positive life change, these graduates report pay raises and promotions as tangible benefits. Let us have a look at some of the job/career options:

Marketing and Communications: If your degree emphasized writing, the world of marketing and communications is full of opportunities. People in this field need to engage with customers, investors, fund managers, and even internal employees around the globe, so great communication skills are in high demand. 

Business Analysis and Research: Do you love diving into statistics and finding a narrative? If so, there’s a good chance that you pursued a degree in history or economics. Those degrees set you up perfectly for the world of business analysis and research.

Visual Communication and Design: Students with majors in designing and arts can clearly look upto career options in the field of Visual Communication and Arts, Graphic Design, Fashion Animation and many more. As per Forbes Magazine, today’s employers are looking for candidates who have “a broad knowledge base, who can collaborate to solve problems, debate, communicate and think critically.” As a result of these needs, recruiters and employers are increasingly interested in Liberal Arts Graduates with a certain specific major.

History and Allied fields:  As per the stereotype, History graduates are well-suited to traditional careers as historical research scholars or history teachers; however, with the broad base that Liberal arts Degrees can provide many pursue professions as legal analysts, foreign-service officers, foundation staffers, consultants, lobbyists, or information managers. 

History grads also find employment with think tanks, law firms, non-profit organizations, historic sites, secondary and post-secondary schools, and museum. There is an entire sea of options ranging right from Public Relations to Languages to Journalism etc.