Liberal Arts Education is Becoming More Important
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"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
Pitchford, Nicola, "Liberal Arts Education is Becoming More Important" (2012). Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 222.
Copyright © Marin Independent Journal. Reprinted with permission.
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.