Our Liberal Arts programs provide an opportunity to develop an area of study that combines your personal interests, academic objectives, and career goals. These majors serve as a foundation for future studies or for a variety of professions through an emphasis on critical thinking, writing, reflection, and research in such areas as the arts, literature, history, and ethics. These degrees provide a strong foundation for further graduate study in management, leadership, education, literature, writing, the law, or humanities.

Potential Careers Include:

Research Assistant
Technical Writer

Industry Trends

A liberal arts degree lays the foundation for a wide number of careers in writing, teaching, the arts, and museum work. Writers, editors, and other production-focused professionals who adapt to online media and are comfortable using digital tools will have an advantage in finding work with this degree. The declining costs of self-publishing and the growing popularity of electronic books will allow many freelance writers to have their work published. Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow two percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite slower than average employment growth, online publications and services are growing in number and sophistication, spurring demand for writers and authors with digital experience.

As regulations become more complex – and the historic record increasingly important – career opportunities for history scholars will emerge. There are a number of areas that are expected to grow in the coming decade, which will benefit those with a history background: regulatory and compliance officers, teachers, and museum workers. In particular, jobs in museums and libraries are growing as demand increases as public and private organizations that require increasing volumes of information to be organized and made accessible. The growing use of electronic records may cause demand for archivists who specialize in electronic records and records management.

National Median Wage for Historians

Increase in Technical Writers employment

Increase in Archivist employment

Students & Alumni

Alum, Bruno Soares
B.S. in Individualized Studies, Pre-Law with a Minor in Business

My dream is to become an immigration lawyer and I used the Individualized Studies major to make the pathway.

Bruno Soares|Class of 2014
2015 Graduate, Lyndelle Von Schill
B.S. in Individualized Studies, Diversity & Communications

Granite State College offered me a way to create an Individualized Study program tailored to my specific interests. Four months following graduation, I was hired as a Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. This was a HUGE career bump for me. More importantly, I’m doing exactly what I envisioned myself doing when I started at Granite State.

Lyndele von Schill|Class of 2015