Options by Career Field


Your liberal arts degree—and the Core Career Competencies you build through it—can lead to a diverse range of career paths in a wide variety of career fields. 

Here you’ll find the most common broad career fields CLA graduates pursue and learn about some of the career possibilities that exist for you as a liberal arts student.

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On each Career Field webpage below you’ll find:

  • General career information
  • Job titles and descriptions
  • Internship examples and tips for how to gain experience in the field
  • Job and internship search advice
  • Tips on how to build a network
  • Advice from employers

CLA Career Fields

Arts & Performance
Performance, Entertainment, Arts Administration & Curation, Fine Arts

Consulting, Marketing, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Insurance & Financial Services, Investments and Capital, Markets, Supply Chain and Operations, Sales & Customer Experience, Accounting, International Business

Communications & Media
Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Publishing, Writing, Editing, Internal Communications, Radio and Podcasting, Film and Television, Strategic Communications

Computer, Technology, & Data
Information Technology and Tech Consulting, Data Science & Analytics, Cyber Security, GIS & Cartography, Programming, Computer Networking, Software and Web Development, User Experience/Interface

K-12, Higher Education, Adult & Continuing Ed, Library Services, Other Education

Environment, Natural Resources, & Sustainability *coming soon*
Environmental Services, Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Renewable Energy

Exploring Students *coming soon*
Start now: Exploration Next Steps

Government & International Affairs
Government Intelligence, Lobbying, Politics, Local, Federal, & State Government, Foreign Policy & Diplomacy, Defense

Health Administration, Public Health, Healthcare, Nutrition

Human & Community Service
NGOs, Social Work, Counseling, Social Services, Human Services, Advocacy, Religiously-Affiliated Organizations, Nonprofit

Law & Justice *coming soon*
Legal Services, Law Enforcement, Advocacy
Start now: Pre-Law Support


How to Explore Majors and Careers
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