In a world that is rapidly evolving, complex "human skills" are becoming more valuable than the rote skills that can be automated. A degree from the School of Arts and Sciences builds durable career readiness skills that last a lifetime and that allow you to navigate change while making a positive impact in the world.
The Advantages of a Degree from the School of Arts and Sciences:
You can make a great living! Employers want the skills your degree provides:
The articles below demonstrate the growing demand for the durable "human" skills an Arts and Sciences education can provide. With a well-rounded education that includes digital and analytical skills supported by the SAS Core Curriculum, minors, and electives, graduates can build the Career Readiness Skills to succeed in a global, tech-enabled world. Gaining experience and professional connections, through research, course projects, clubs, on-campus jobs, and internships can help you explore careers and transition to work.
- The Most Unexpected Workplace Trend Coming in 2020: the Return of the Liberal Arts Major
- In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure
- THE HYBRID JOB ECONOMY: How New Skills Are Rewriting the DNA of the Job Market
- The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market
- Human+ Skills for the Future of Work
- You Don't Need To Be A Tech Bro To Achieve Financial Independence: Celebrate The Liberal Arts
Major does not determine career path:
SAS alumni careers are diverse and adaptable, an important quality in a rapidly changing world. Consider Philosophy`12 graduate Zeke Pariser who obtained a job as a regulatory analyst, “I would NOT have the job I do today without my liberal arts background. I learned how to analyze, write succinctly and convincingly, and present my thoughts and ideas coherently and confidently from some of the top professors in the world. I loved every single course I took at Rutgers; each one prepared me for the job I have today.” Read about SAS alumni starting their careers here: Launching Careers: Alumni Stories.
- What you can do with a Liberal Arts Degree (June 2020)
- Occupations of Humanities Majors with a Terminal Bachelor’s Degree
- Liberal Arts are the Best Preparation - Even for a Business Career
- Where Finance Meets Humanities - Really!
- Microsoft's President (And Head of AI) say(s) Liberal Arts Majors Are Necessary for the Future of Tech
- How A Degree In Scandinavian Mythology Can Land You A Job At One Of The Biggest Tech Companies
- Psychology and Chemistry Degrees in High Demand Among Top Consulting Firms
Following your interests enriches your life and your work:
Studies show that deeply engaging in an Arts and Sciences education enriches graduates lives and careers.
- The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts: First-generation students are finding personal and professional fulfillment in the humanities and social sciences.
- The Examined Life: Robert George and Cornel West on the purpose of liberal arts education - AEI
- Students who Study Abroad Fare Better in the Job Market
Finding a "good fit" career takes time and initiative. Give yourself a break and take the 1.5 cr. Career Explorations in Arts and Sciences Course.