Why study the liberal arts? | College of Arts and Sciences | The University of Vermont(title)

A broad background in the sciences, arts, and humanities provides you with the skills necessary for success in any profession.

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences will develop core competencies that will prepare them for life after college--no matter their major or chosen field.

Skills like critical thinking, creativity, and written and oral expression are just as much in demand in today’s job market as they’ve always been. Remember, too, that you can’t always predict where your academic path will lead. In part, that’s because the road map is always changing.

As purely technical jobs are likely to be among the first to be automated, a background in sciences and humanities is more promising—and more relevant—than ever before.