Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own.

Prepared for Anything
Forget about scrolling through a list of careers that interdisciplinary majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you’re passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately will help you find a rewarding profession.

Skills You Will Gain as an Interdisciplinary Studies Major

  • Evaluating goals and objectives
  • Writing clearly
  • Analyzing complex situations/ideas
  • Taking multiple approaches to problems
  • Considering historical perspectives
  • Clarifying others’ thoughts and ideas
  • Seeing relationships between factors
  • Working autonomously
  • Using information resources
  • Shaping general ideas into specific points and programs
  • Synthesizing ideas/themes
  • Working with original sources in many fields

Get Out There
Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.