Career Outlook

Although many students choose this major because they want to become elementary school or special education teachers, the possibilities are endless! Many of our students go on to graduate or professional school and pursue an advanced degree in a specific area. View our comprehensive list of what our graduates are doing now and some of the degrees and certificates they have earned.

What Our Graduates Are Doing Now

Liberal Studies graduates amass skills that allow them to fill many different roles, either in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors. Among our graduates, many find fulfilling careers in the following. 

  • Teaching in

    • Elementary school
    • Special education
    • High school
    • College/university
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Writing and doing research
  • Running their business
  • Project managing for software companies
  • Coordinating information for computer companies
  • Working for nonprofit and government
  • Working as
    • Admissions/outreach
    • Cemetary broker/maintenance operations manager
    • Columnist
    • Customer relations
    • Photographer
    • Psychologist
    • Research associate in public policy firm
    • Sales and consultation
    • Wire service editor

Post-Baccalaureate Degrees and Certificates Our Graduates Have Earned

In addition to teacher credentials when looking for a career in education, Liberal Studies students have earned post-baccalaureate degrees in the following fields. 


  • Biostatistics
  • Computer graphics
  • Counseling
  • English
  • Education
  • Human behavior
  • Policy, Planning, and development
  • Special education


  • Educational Leadership


  • Clinical psychology
  • J.D.
  • Linguistics

Other Post-Bac Degrees

  • Acupuncture
  • Midwifery
  • Software