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Accredited Colleges Offering Liberal Studies Degrees

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If you enjoy reading, analyzing what you’ve read, and attempting to understand other cultures, then a career in the humanities or liberal studies might be right for you. This career area covers many specializations, from academics who spend their time researching and teaching, to professionals whose research is used in practical applications. Some subareas of this field include anthropology, archaeology, geography, and history, although these are by no means the only specializations available. These professionals work to expand our understanding of the world, by exhuming relics of the past, studying primary historical documents, and researching world cultures.

Most professional positions in the humanities require that applicants possess at least a master’s degree; doctoral degrees will open up a number of other job options, including positions in academia. Graduate degrees include intensive periods of research, professional practice, and writing, and mimic the tasks a humanities professional is expected to do in the “real world.” A bachelor’s degree in a humanities or liberal studies field will limit one’s job options, although graduates’ skill sets will qualify them for positions in related fields, such as writing, editing, or research assisting. Geographers have the opportunity to earn a voluntary professional credential, to help increase their job prospects.

Particular professions in the humanities, namely anthropology, archaeology, and geography, will have faster than average job growth in the coming years, due to an increase in government hiring. The Federal executive branch will be hiring these workers to assist in geopolitical relations and municipal growth. Historians will see about average job growth, and keen competition for available positions. The average anthropologist/archaeologist salary is about $54,000; historians earn about $55,000 and geographers earn $67,000.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Liberal Studies Degrees
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Ashford University Annual Tuition $10,632 - $13,400 Recommend Rate 83% (6 reviews)
117 Programs, 10 in Liberal Studies (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BA/Applied Linguistics
  • BA/Cultural Anthropology
  • BA/English
  • BA/Liberal Arts
University of the Rockies Online Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate Add Review
35 Programs, 3 in Liberal Studies (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • MA in Public Sociology - Applied Sociology Specialization
  • MA in Public Sociology - Medical Sociology Specialization
  • MA in Public Sociology - Standard Program
Capella University Annual Tuition $13,998 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
267 Programs, 2 in Liberal Studies (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • M.S. General Studies
  • MS - Applied Research in Psychology
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Abilene Christian University
Campuses: Abilene
Annual Tuition $30,830 Recommend Rate Add Review
Abraham Lincoln University
Campuses: Los Angeles
Annual Tuition $7,500 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Adams State University
Campuses: Alamosa
Annual Tuition $19,086 Recommend Rate Add Review
Adirondack Community College
Campuses: Queensbury
Annual Tuition $8,407 Recommend Rate Add Review
Adrian College
Campuses: Adrian
Annual Tuition $33,610 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Agnes Scott College
Campuses: Decatur
Annual Tuition $37,236 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aiken Technical College
Campuses: Graniteville
Annual Tuition $8,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aims Community College
Campuses: Greeley
Annual Tuition $10,424 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alamance Community College
Campuses: Graham, Burlington
Annual Tuition $7,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alaska Pacific University
Campuses: Anchorage
Annual Tuition $19,610 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albany State University
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $15,738 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albion College
Campuses: Albion
Annual Tuition $39,313 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albright College
Campuses: Reading
Annual Tuition $39,850 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Campuses: Alexandria
Annual Tuition $5,402 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alfred University
Campuses: Alfred
Annual Tuition $26,261 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alice Lloyd College
Campuses: Pippa Passes
Annual Tuition $11,460 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allan Hancock College
Campuses: Santa Maria
Annual Tuition $6,750 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allegheny College
Campuses: Meadville
Annual Tuition $42,470 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Allen County Community College
Campuses: Iola, Burlingame
Annual Tuition $2,910 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alma College
Campuses: Alma
Annual Tuition $35,428 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alpena Community College
Campuses: Alpena
Annual Tuition $6,210 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alverno College
Campuses: Milwaukee
Annual Tuition $25,660 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvin Community College
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,794 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,578 Recommend Rate Add Review
Amberton University
Campuses: Garland
Annual Tuition $6,000 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American International College
Campuses: Springfield
Annual Tuition $31,870 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Jewish University
Campuses: Los Angeles
Annual Tuition $30,236 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Public University System
Campuses: Charles Town
Annual Tuition $6,880 Recommend Rate 80% (5 reviews)
American River College
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review

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