2018-2019 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

English/Humanities/Liberal Arts

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Communication, AA

English, AA

International Studies, AA

International Studies, CERT

Liberal Arts, AA

Liberal Arts MTA, AA

Careers in this pathway are related to teaching, law, public service, editing, journalism, and public relations.

If you want to hone your critical thinking, communication skills and develop advanced reading and writing skills, then this is a good career path for you. For many careers in this area, a four-year degree is required.

Salary Range (Michigan)

Operations Manager

$37,630 - $208,000


$22,030 - $90,220

Statistical Assistant

$33,610 - $63,960

Job Outlook*

Liberal arts students’ employment and earnings have increased over time. More liberal arts graduates are reporting employment that relates to their degree. And more recently salary offers have risen for many liberal arts graduates.

Those who study liberal arts can pursue a range of careers. Employers also look for a strong work ethic, teamwork, initiative, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving and analytical abilities. These are the very kinds of abilities honed by coursework in the humanities and social sciences.

Salary information comes from CareerOneStop.org, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.