Liberal Arts Lowdown: 5 Reasons a Degree Is Right for You - Brooke Chaplan


It Gives You Job Opportunities

Some people believe that because you have a degree in the liberal arts, you aren’t marketable, but this is far from the truth. There are hundreds of positions in the world waiting for you, and your degree will allow you to work well with others for the greater good in many capacities. Professors and counselors will be able to direct you to jobs you never knew existed.

It Makes You Happy

By studying and understanding the world and cultures around you, you will be more tolerant of differences, and that helps when you can appreciate the achievements of many. By understanding and valuing all aspects of culture (music, literature, art, etc.), you could get more pleasure out of your life and education.


A liberal arts degree may not be right for everyone, but it has the ability to give you critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, creative thinking skills, and oral and written communication skills, just to name a few. These proficiencies will last a lifetime and allow you to be flexible and adaptable in your career and life. So whether you’re getting started with your associates at Chatfield College, or finally have to declare your major in Sophomore year, you can feel secure that a choice in liberal arts won’t slow you down.

Article submitted by Brooke Chaplan, a freelance writer based in Los Lunas, New Mexico.