(Closed) What can you do with a BA in Liberal Studies?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have a guidance councilor at school you can talk to?  I know that there is a big push right now on Liberal Arts degrees, but nothing that I have read said anything about workplace possibilities.  Wish I were more help.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My prof told us that we can ask “would you like to supersize that?” with a BA. & then the panic attacks sunk in & i began looking at grad schools to get a masters. (I live in NY). My prof of course has his doctorate so he may be biased. I am very interested in what others will say great question. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would recommend that you spend your money on a degree that will provide direct & useful opportunities. Teaching, nursing, occupational therapy, management, business. Liberal arts is very general. if you are unsure about what you want career wise then maybe take a little time off?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sadly, it’s typically geared toward teaching, an industry flooded with employable people. The good thing is that there are many jobs that you need a degree for, but it doesn’t matter what degree, necessarily. Start asking around… Knowing people can get you an interview!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am a firm believer in the value of a good, Liberal Arts education, preferrably one in which you will learn to think critically and write and speak well. 

If you’re smart and are a good writer, there are jobs available, but you may need to relocate for them, and you likely won’t make much money for the first few years.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@AshleyNicole9138:  Yep. Lots of interesting courses, but very difficult to find a job in the exact field you studied in, without grad school. I did 2 years of a BA, and then dropped out and went into a Bsc. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I work for a construction company writing proposals and marketing, I had to start doing other things but I made sure they knew thats what I wanted to do and I was good at it.  So its corporate writing, but at least it makes use of my BA in English (that I’m 7 years into and just about to finish!!)

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@mamadingdong:  People with BAs in liberal arts are currently more emplyable than those with a BA/S in business.

OP, your college should have a career counseling center. Go talk to them! 

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