Why the Liberal Arts?

A degree in the liberal arts opens doors to dynamic careers and professional success. Students with a degree in the liberal arts learn to think critically, communicate clearly, and gain new perspectives. These insights are essential to the success of individuals, businesses, and societies as a whole.

  • 33% of all Fortune 500 CEO's have undergraduate degrees in the Arts and Sciences.
  • 55% of civil servants studied social sciences or humanities as undergraduates.
  • 80% of Nobel Laureates agree that the arts are integral to scientific education.
  • 80% of employers agree that students should study the liberal arts and sciences.
  • 93% of employers say critical thinking, and complex problem solving, and communication skills are more important than candidate's undergraduate major.

UVU Alumni Success

UVU alumni have published novels, traveled as renowned public speakers, and lead as government officials. Look at some of the incredible paths our liberal arts graduates have taken.

What Can You Do with A Liberal Arts Degree?

Students of the liberal arts are passionate, creative, and ambitious. Employers in every industry need bold, analytical, and innovative thinkers to stay competitive. With such diverse and useful skillsets, liberal arts students can find well-paying jobs that suit their interests just about anywhere.

"It's technology married with liberal arts, married with humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing."
-Steve Jobs

Career Examples:

Art and Design

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Art Directors

$92,780
Job Growth 5%

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Fashion Design

Average Salary $72,720
Job Growth 3%

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Graphic Designer

Average Salary $50,370
Job Growth 4%

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Industrial Designers

Average Salary $66,590
Job Growth 4%

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Interior Designers

Average Salary $53,370
Job Growth 4%

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Museum Curator

Average Salary $48,400
Job Growth 13%

Business and Finance

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Advertising Manager

Average Salary: $132,620
Job Growth: 10%

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Economist

Average Salary: $104,340
Job Growth: 6%

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Family Financial Counselor

Average Salary: $88,890
Job Growth: 15%

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Financial Reporting

Average Salary: $80,180
Job Growth: 10%

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Operations Research Analysts

Average Salary: $83,390
Job Growth: 27%

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Organizational Development Specialists

Average Salary: $60,870
Job Growth: 11%

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Real Estate Agent

Average Salary: $53,000
Job Growth: 3%

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Research Analyst

Average Salary: $83,390
Job Growth: 27%

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Sales

Average Salary: $61,660
Job Growth: 5%

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Tourism

Average Salary: $53,390
Job Growth: 18%

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Training and Development Managers

Average Salary: $111,340
Job Growth: 10%

Computer Science

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Computer Science

Average Salary: $118,370
Job Growth: 19%

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IT Help Desk Technician

Average Salary: $52,160
Job Growth: 12%

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Website Design

Average Salary: $69,430
Job Growth: 15%

Counseling and Therapy

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Audiologist

Average Salary: $75,920
Job Growth: 21%

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Behavior Health Technician

Average Salary: $44,630
Job Growth: 23%

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Marriage Therapist

Average Salary: $50,090
Job Growth: 23%

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Mental Health Counselor

Average Salary: $44,630
Job Growth: 23%

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Psychologist

Average Salary: $79,101
Job Growth: 14%

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Sociologist

Average Salary: $82,050
Job Growth: 1%

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Speech Therapist

Average Salary: $77,510
Job Growth: 18%

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Substance Abuse Counselor

Average Salary: $44,630
Job Growth: 23%

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Recreational Counselor

Average Salary: $47,860
Job Growth: 7%

Education

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English Teacher

Average Salary: $60,320
Job Growth: 8%

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Health Educator

Average Salary: $46,080
Job Growth: 16%

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Historian

Average Salary: $61,140
Job Growth: 6%

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Instructional Coordinator

Average Salary: $55,600
Job Growth: 7%

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School Counselor

Average Salary: $64,450
Job Growth: 11%

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Teaching

Average Salary: $60,320
Job Growth: 8%

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University Professor

Average Salary: $94,340
Job Growth: 10%

 

 

 

 

Law and Public Service

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Child Custody Worker

Average Salary: $49,470
Job Growth: 16%

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Conservation Officer

Average Salary: $61,340
Job Growth: 6%

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Forensic Anthropologist

Average Salary: $58,230
Job Growth: 17%

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Human Resources

Average Salary: $113,300
Job Growth: 9%

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Interpreter

Average Salary: $49,930
Job Growth: 18%

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Labor Relations Specialists

Average Salary: $67,790
Job Growth: -8%

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Law Enforcement

Average Salary: $63,380
Job Growth: 7%

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Lawyer

Average Salary: $120,910
Job Growth: 8%

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Legal Assistant

Average Salary: $50,940
Job Growth: 15%

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Paralegal

Average Salary: $50,940
Job Growth: 15%

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Police and Detectives

Average Salary: $63,380
Job Growth: 7%

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Probation Officer

Average Salary: $53,020
Job Growth: 6%

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Public Health Specialist

Average Salary: $79,101
Job Growth: 14%

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Social and Community Services Managers

Average Salary: $65,320
Job Growth: 18%

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Social Worker

Average Salary: $49,470
Job Growth: 16%

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Translator

Average Salary: $49,930
Job Growth: 18%

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Urban Planner

Average Salary: $73,050
Job Growth: 13%

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Political Scientist

Average Salary: $117,570
Job Growth: 3%

 

 

Media and Entertainment

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Broadcast News Analyst

Average Salary: $43,490
Job Growth: -9%

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Broadcasting

Average Salary: $43,490
Job Growth: -9%

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Digital Marketing Managers

Average Salary: $132,620
Job Growth: 10%

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Directing

Average Salary: $71,680
Job Growth: 12%

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Event Planner

Average Salary: $49,370
Job Growth: 11%

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Executive Producer

Average Salary: $104,000
Job Growth: 10%

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Film Editors

Average Salary: $58,990
Job Growth: 13%

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Game Designers

Average Salary: $72,520
Job Growth: 8%

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Librarian

Average Salary: $59,050
Job Growth: 9%

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Multimedia Artist

Average Salary: $72,520
Job Growth: 8%

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Photographers

Average Salary: $34,000
Job Growth: -6%

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Reporter

Average Salary: $43,490
Job Growth: -9%

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Songwriters

Average Salary: $49,630
Job Growth: 6%

Science

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Anthropologist

Average Salary: $62,410
Job Growth: 4%

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Archeologist

Average Salary: $62,410
Job Growth: 4%

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Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Average Salary: $46,170
Job Growth: 9%

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Geographer

Average Salary: $75,820
Job Growth: 12%

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Laboratory Assistant

Average Salary: $52,330
Job Growth: 13%

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Zoologist

Average Salary: $63,420
Job Growth: 8%

Writing and Content

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Author

Average Salary: $62,170
Job Growth: 8%

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Copywriters

Average Salary: $47,838
Job Growth: 3.4%

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Editor

Average Salary: $59,480
Job Growth: -1%

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Grant Writer

Average Salary: $71,850
Job Growth: 11%

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Journalism

Average Salary: $43,490
Job Growth: -9%

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Publishing

Average Salary: $71,850
Job Growth: 11%

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Technical Writer

Average Salary: $71,850
Job Growth: 11%

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Writer

Average Salary: $62,170
Job Growth: 8%

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Archivist

Average Salary: $48,400
Job Growth: 13%

Recreational Counselor

Average Salary: $47,860
Job Growth: 7%