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Investigate Careers - Liberal Studies 

Typical interests and values of liberal studies majors

  • Multiple academic interests
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork

Knowledge gained from studying liberal studies

The liberal studies degree is designed to help students develop the breadth of knowledge and skills that represent the core of liberal education, including knowledge of human cultures and the natural world; communication, critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills; and teamwork and collaborative abilities. Employer seek employees who have broad general skills, like those developed through the liberal studies major. In addition, they want employees who have applied the knowledge in real-world settings-a focus of the UW-Eau Claire liberal studies program.


Skills gained from a liberal studies major  


  • work well independently and on a team
  • research, analyze, and organize information
  • make critical observations
  • solve problems
  • use oral and written communication skills

What are liberal studies graduates doing?

 Read about the career paths of some UW- Eau Claire liberal studies graduates in Blugold Success Stories.

Entry-level positions reported by recent graduates:

  • Program Coordinator-Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley
  • Assistant Editor-the Post House
  • Media Specialist-Champlain College
  • English Teacher-Japan
  • Senior Business Analyst-Optum Health
The Liberal Studies Department has additional information about career options.

Research job titles and descriptions on credible websites



Visit Career Services

  • Schedule an appointment to discuss career options in liberal studies with a career advisor by calling 715-836-5358.

Conduct Informational Interviews

After researching some of these jobs students can begin informational interviewing. The Blugold Success Stories site is a great way to find contacts with whom you can conduct informational interviews.