If you don't yet know where your career and life will take you but want to ensure you leave college with a
well-rounded, diverse education that gives you the knowledge and skills to thrive in a multitude of industries and
positions, a degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities may be a great fit.
Types of Degrees
Liberal Arts and Humanities students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's
degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). Given the broad nature of a Liberal Arts and Humanities degree,
the career options post-grad are vast and varied, making the necessity of each level of degree highly dependent on
your particular interests during and after your studies.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong and varied academic background helping applicants
obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for
you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Liberal Arts and Humanities Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities include:
- Elementary, Middle, or High School Teacher
- Sales Representative
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for High School Teachers was $61,660 in 2019 while
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers earned a mean salary of $59,420 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and
employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.