All About a Liberal Arts Degree

All About a Liberal Arts Degree

So you took the SAT and ACT, and you scored well within your target-range (thanks to Miles Smart Tutoring). You applied and got accepted to your dream college, but now a particular dilemma arises – you don’t know what to major in.There are a lucky few who already know what they are interested in and they know what they want to study, but for some of us, the decision is  not so simple. Deciding what to get a degree in can be tough. There is a lot of pressure to choose a field that will one day lead to a good job, but more than that, you want to learn about something you actually enjoy.If you already know that math maybe isn’t your favorite subject, a liberal arts degree could be right up your ally.

What is liberal arts anyway?

The liberal arts have long been wrongly underestimated and misunderstood. Liberal arts actually encompasses a lot of subjects and potential degrees. As you may have guessed, liberal arts degrees are degrees in the creative arts like photography or theater, as well as writing, and literature, but there are also degrees in history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and more. The core pillars in a liberal arts education have been described as creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. With a liberal arts degree, students are taught how to think critically, how to adapt, how to problem solve, and how to be creative.

Why a liberal arts degree is as useful as any other degree

If you are considering a liberal arts degree, you may encounter adults who will tell you that a degree in the liberal arts is useless. This is unfortunately a common misconception people have about the liberal arts. Often people have this idea because they value STEM, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Degrees in STEM are an excellent choice, but only if you are already interested in those subjects. You shouldn’t feel pressured to get a STEM degree just because it’s perceived as more desirable. The truth is, liberal arts degrees teach valuable skills just like a STEM degree would, and the skills in a liberal arts degree can be applied to a wider range of jobs, whereas a STEM degree is good for attaining a job in a very specific field.  

Jobs available

The great thing about a liberal art degree is that it can often be applied in a number of ways, giving students important skills that can be taken into any possibility of jobs, even including some jobs in the STEM field.

Other job opportunities available for students who get liberal arts degrees are jobs related to:

There are even more possibilities beyond the ones listed here. If you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to do one day, a liberal arts major is a good option because you could have a lot of different job options upon graduation. Ultimately, the best degree to get is one that interests you. But let this article be proof that you don’t have to get a degree in STEM for your education to be worthwhile. Liberal arts degrees are valid and useful, with the best thing about them being their versatility. So if you don’t know what to major in, take a couple liberal arts classes and see if you feel inspired. No matter what, the skills and lessons taught in a liberal arts major are sure to make you an excellent job candidate one day. Whatever you decide to study, Miles Smart Tutoring offers tutoring in over 40 subjects. Call (813) 328-3036 for individualized tutoring in any subject you need.