As the diverse career paths of SAS alumni and George Anders' book You Can Do Anything demonstrate, a major does note define your career! An Arts and Sciences education has unique strengths for building a purpose-filled life and career in an age where more technical tasks are being automated. See Why Arts and Sciences?
The advantages of an Arts and Sciences education at Rutgers University - New Brunswick include:
- Employers want the skills your degree provides: Studies show that arts and sciences majors succeed over the long term. Hybrid jobs are the fastest growing set of jobs. With machine learning taking over more technical tasks, employers look for robust "human" skills, such as communication, creativity, and adaptability. The SAS Core Curriculum and SAS majors provide students with the core Career Readiness Skills to succeed in a global, tech-enabled world. Gaining experience through research, course projects, clubs, on-campus jobs, and internships can help you explore careers and transition to work.
- Major does not determine career path: SAS Alumni career paths are diverse and adaptable to many career paths. 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.”
- Enriches your life and your work: Studies show that an arts and sciences degree enriches graduates lives and careers, even among first-generation students.