In liberal studies students can design their own plan of study allowing them to mix and match courses that support their career and personal goals. Departments that students can choose classes from include American studies, anthropology, art, English, communication, political science, psychology, Spanish, sociology, and writing. Students receive a well-rounded education introducing them to diverse subject matter and preparing them for a variety of experiences and careers.

Degree: BA/BS in Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies Faculty

Potential Career Options in Liberal Studies

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)

Analyst
Anthropologist
Archivist
Author
Broadcaster
City Manager
Community Relations
Consultant
Content Writer
Copywriter
Curator
Editor
Foreign Service Officer
Grant Writer
Interpreter
Journalist
Legislative Assistant
Lobbyist
Management
Minister
Museum Director
Paralegal

Police Officer
Policy Analyst
Politician
Professor
Public Administrator
Public Relations Director Publicist
Recruiter
Social Worker
Teacher
Urban/Regional Planner

Where are OSU Liberal Studies alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Campaign Manager, Oregon Corporate Accountability Act
Judicial Law Clerk, US Tax Court
Wholesale Accounts Specialist, Aspen Skiing Company
VP Business Development Officer, TCI Business Capital
Group Services, Mt. Bachelor, Inc.
Outreach Director, F Street Solutions
Web Marketing Specialist, Smart Solutions
Public Affairs Specialist, Newport Veterans Medical Center
Environmental Specialist, COCC
Teacher, Super English Surat Thani
Producer/Cinematographer, Hill Shadow Pictures
Corporate Sales Manager, Heathman Hotel
Human Resources Consultant, Oregon State University
Merchandiser, Columbia Distributing
Anthropologist, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Environmental Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

The Environmental Center
The Bulletin

Job Search

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Liberal Studies. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Liberal Studies.

Professional Associations

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

Additional Resources

Career Development Center

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