Liberal Arts Degrees: Myths and Facts

Myths: You will be unemployed and unemployable if you get a liberal arts degree.

Facts: You will eventually make more money on average than those with professional or pre-professional degrees. But that won’t be until your mid-50s, and you will still lag behind engineering, math and science graduates. Also, you will need to get more than just an undergraduate degree if you want to get good money. The younger you are, the more likely you will be unemployed with a liberal arts degree.

Sources: Inside Higher Ed, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. And of course, it ought to go without saying that how you do as a liberal arts major will depend in large part on how you market your talents and skills.