Why Liberal Arts

"A liberal arts education fosters valuable 'soft skills' like problem-solving, critical thinking and adaptability....they have long-run value in a wide variety of careers," explains David Deming in The New York Times.

Career Prospects

Check out these resources from the AU Career Center!

Career Guides by Major (see Philosophy)
This site is useful for undergraduates looking to declare a major.

We Know Success
Find out where Philosophy and Religious Studies grads are working!

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Explore careers, make appointments, apply for jobs, and RSVP to events all in one place.

Career Center Events 
Resume workshops, alumni panels, mock interviews, and other professional skill building events are hosted by the Career Center. If you miss an event, you can also find the recording on their website.

How many of our graduate students go on to pursue higher degrees? How many go directly into jobs?

  • Class of 2016: 10 Students
    Higher degrees: 1 (10%)
    Jobs: 7 (70%)
    Data Unavailable: 2 (20%)
  • Class of 2015: 11 Students
    Higher degrees: 2 (18%)
    Jobs: 7 (64%)
    Data Unavailable: 2 (18%)
  • Class of 2014: 11 Students
    Higher degrees: 1 (9%)
    Jobs: 8 (73%)
    Data Unavailable: 2 (18%)
  • Class of 2013: 10 Students
    Higher degrees: 3 (30%)
    Jobs: 6 (60%)
    Data Unavailable: 1 (10%)
  • Class of 2012: 5 Students
    Higher degrees: 2 (40%)
    Jobs: 3 (60%)
    Data Unavailable: 0
  • Class of 2011: 11 Students
    Higher degrees: 4 (36%)
    Jobs: 6 (55%)
    Data Unavailable: 1 (9%)
  • Class of 2010: 7 Students
    Higher degrees: 1 (14.5%)
    Jobs: 5 (71%)
    Data Unavailable: 1 (14.5%)

Partial list of where our former graduate students have landed: