Title

Liberal Arts Education is Becoming More Important

Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

International big History Association Members' Newsletter

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

2

Publication Date

1-2012

Department

Office of Academic Affairs

Abstract

"In truth, a liberal arts graduate may actually be better equipped for today’s rough job market than students who studied a more specialized “practical” field. Recent research shows that most employers seek workers with increasingly broad skill-sets and general critical-thinking abilities. Rapid changes in job configurations demand flexibility. Humanities students are built to do well in a range of fields— in fact, they outscore business majors on standard business school admissions tests; and they beat biology and health science majors on the MCAT." ~ from the article

Rights

Copyright © Marin Independent Journal. Reprinted with permission.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as “Don’t Sell Liberal Arts Short.” Editorial. Marin Independent Journal 21 Nov. 2011: A9. Reprinted as “Liberal Arts Education is Becoming More Important.” IBHA Members’ Newsletter 2.1 (January 2012). International Big History Association.