Career Options

A liberal arts degree provides the critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills that are required for most careers. Some of the general competencies that are common among CAS majors include:

  • Interpersonal/Cross-Cultural Skills
    • listening to others
    • developing sensitivity to and understanding differing viewpoints
    • understanding other cultures and societies
    • leading and participating in diverse groups
  • Research/Analytical Skills
    • identifying problems and needs
    • generating ideas and hypotheses
    • designing and directing projects
    • making observations
    • gathering, organizing, and maintaining information
    • perceiving patterns and analyzing relationships in information
    • evaluating, synthesizing, and summarizing information
  • Communication Skills
    • writing clearly and effectively
    • rewriting, editing, and proofreading
    • speaking clearly and effectively
    • conveying ideas (others' as well as one's own)
    • presenting viewpoints and analyses

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What Can I Do with a Major in ...?

Do you wonder what career opportunities are available for a particular major? You'd be surprised at the many and varied jobs that graduates with a particular major have found.