National Studies Uphold the Value of a Liberal Arts Degree
Recent national studies and surveys of employment data have confirmed the practical value
of liberal arts degrees. The cogent writing, strong public speaking, incisive research, and imaginative
inquiry that are the hallmarks of a liberal arts education prove highly marketable in professional contexts.
For those of us who choose majors where we can follow Benjamin Disraeli's advice to "nurture your mind
with great thoughts," it's good news to learn that this process can give us an edge in our careers as well.
- The Huffington Post, "The Unexpected Ways Philosophy Majors are Changing the World of Business," 3/5/14
- The Wall Street Journal, "Liberal Arts Salaries are a Marathon, not a Sprint," 1/22/14
- Business Insider, "11 Reasons to Ignore the Haters and Major in the Humanities," 6/27/13
- American Associate of Colleges & Universities, "New Report Documents That Liberal Arts Disciplines
Prepare Graduates for Long-Term Success," 1/22/14
- The Huffington Post, "This Is Irrefutable Evidence About the Value of a Humanities Education," 1/28/14
- The Chronicle of Higher Education, "How Liberal-Arts Majors Fare over the Long Haul," 1/22/14
- US News & World Report, "Why You Should Learn Another Language," 1/29/14
- CNN Money, "The Hottest Job Skill Is...", 10/30/13
- American Express Open Forum, "Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires," 7/11/13