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What Can I Do With a Major In Liberal Studies?

The BA or BS in Liberal Studies builds on Miami University’s strong liberal arts foundation and mission. This innovative degree is designed to provide students the opportunity for degree completion, moving them toward their educational and career goals while providing them essential skills highly desired by employers.

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

Local Job Statistics

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), the employment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree or higher were 22 percent higher than the rate than those with high school completion (67 vs. 89 percent) in 2015. A similar pattern of higher employment rates positively correlating with higher educational attainment was found for 25- to 64-year-olds.

According to the University System of Ohio within the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Spring 2013 Ohio graduates with a Bachelor’s degree obtained an average full-time salary of $38,446, which is over $5,000 more than the average salary for those who completed less than an Associate’s degree.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for:

  • Positions requiring a Bachelor’s degree
  • Careers related to student’s focus areas (chosen from Professional Studies and Applied Sciences; Humanities; Social Sciences; and several others)
  • Careers related to undergraduate extracurricular experiences (work, internships, practicums, services activities, organizational involvement, etc.)
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in areas of interest

MU Regional graduates with this degree obtained careers in fields such as:

  • Social Services
  • Business and Economics
  • Higher Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Technology

MU Regional graduates with this degree pursued graduate degrees in fields such as:

  • Creative Writing
  • Counseling and Psychology
  • Family Studies