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Online Liberal Arts  Degrees and Courses

Looking for online accredited career colleges and universities offering Liberal Arts degrees. Each program from a Online Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. As total higher education enrollment decreases, student enrollment in courses and degree programs at online colleges continues to rise. Today, millions of college students choose to take some or all of their courses online. For educational and career flexibility, consider an online degree in liberal arts

Online Liberal Arts Degrees

Liberal arts degrees confer broad education

Liberal arts degrees can be compared to degrees offered by vocational, career or technical schools that are designed to provide career-specific skills. Liberal arts degrees are more focused on the academic study of a subject. But that's not to say that liberal arts degrees don't prepare students for gainful employment — they most certainly do.

What are my career options as a liberal arts graduate?

You can expect to gain in-demand skills from your liberal arts degree that are useful and relevant to many different job roles. Liberal arts degrees build versatile skills, such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Open-mindedness
  • Reasoning
  • Problem-solving

These skills and a proven capacity to learn new information are highly relevant to careers such as law, education, journalism, business, marketing, government, public relations and many more.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics gives the following mean annual salaries for 2010 for a sample of the occupations toward which your liberal arts degree might lead:

  • Broadcast News Analysts: $72,710
  • Economists: $99,350
  • Management Analysts: $87,260
  • Marketing Managers: $122,720
  • Public Relations Specialists: $59,150

What subjects do liberal arts degree programs cover?

You can take a general liberal arts degree program or a program with a liberal arts major, such as:

  • English
  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Foreign languages
  • Political science

General liberal arts degrees often allow you to build your own program that includes courses such as those listed.

Liberal arts degrees lend themselves more easily to online learning than vocational degrees. Online liberal arts degrees offer flexible learning that can fit around your existing career or other commitments.

Author: Karin Mangan
Karin has been a freelance writer for several years. She has a PhD and a background in education and research.

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