Our Liberal Arts graduates can pursue basically anything that requires thinking! Some notable individuals with Liberal Arts backgrounds include:
While there is some overlap between Liberal Arts and Social Science, there are also significant differences.
Liberal Arts students study more history and philosophy, where as Social Science students take courses in sociology and anthropology. The biggest difference is the emphasis Liberal Arts puts on understanding and appreciating both historical and contemporary ideas. While Social Science students receive more preparation in various research methods (such as the use of statistics in psychology), Liberal Arts students are trained to assess and work with all types of ideas, whether abstract (ex: What is truth?) or concrete (ex: Why are graphic novels so fun?).
You will know how to think carefully, about yourself, humanity, and the future. This will allow you to be the person you choose to be, and help bring about changes in the world. You will be capable of providing a fresh perspective, whether about climate change or a new video game. You will know about how the world of today came about, and thus, you will be able to help steer it forward.