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College of Letters and Science
Liberal Studies Program

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172360
Bozeman, MT 59717-2360

Tel: (406) 994-7805
Fax: (406) 994-6879
Location: 2-205 Wilson Hall


Nicol C. Rae


Tami Eitle

Program Advisor:

Teresa Greenwood

Program Administrator:

Kayte Kaminski

Liberal Studies Careers and Opportunities

A World of Possibilities

Some of the most exciting and innovative advances in human knowledge are occurring at the intersections of traditional academic disciplines. The kind of intellectual skills provided by rigorous, cross-disciplinary study are increasingly being recognized as the appropriate foundation for success in careers and post-baccalaureate programs ranging from business and management to medicine. Because of the flexible nature of the program, Liberal Studies graduates are ideally positioned to develop the skills and knowledge areas that are increasingly in demand in the workplace.

A Breadth and Depth of Knowledge and Thinking

The Liberal Studies program is intended, not to train or provide expertise in any narrowly defined field of study, but to allow students to learn more about themselves and the world, and to explore new areas of knowledge and new ways of thinking. Such outcomes, while important to personal and intellectual growth and enrichment, are also increasingly in demand among employers who seek creative and inquisitive minds, an appreciation for and an ability to apply different methodologies to problem solving, an understanding of the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of knowledge, strong communication skills, and familiarity with the world's diversity of thought and culture.

Careers and Opportunities

• Alumni Relations Coordinator
• Archivist
• Blogger
• Child Life Specialist
• Communications Director
• Creative Writer
• Curriculum Specialist
• Customer Service Representative
• Data Analyst
• Documentary Film Maker
• Editor
• Education Administrator
• Education Researcher
• English as a Second Language Teacher
• Entrepreneur
• Environmental Activist
• Environmental Policy
• Financial services
• Grant Writer
• Guidance Counselor
• Historic Site Administrator
• Human Resources Officer
• Journalist
• Law
• Legislative Assistant
• Librarian
• Lobbyist
• Mediator
• Media Specialist
• Medicine
• Museum Manager
• Non-Profit Administrator
• Occupational Therapist
• Policy Analyst
• Politician
• Publicist
• Public Relations Representative
• Recreation Management
• Registrar/Admissions Director
• School Counselor
• Secondary School Teacher
• Social Services
• Speech Pathologist
• Speech Writer
• Student Services Advisor
• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
A degree in Liberal Studies also prepares students for graduate work in a variety of disciplines.

Careers with a degree in Liberal Studies