More valuable than ever
A degree in one of the liberal arts and sciences is more valued in the job marketplace than ever. Companies want people who can analyze data, work in creative teams, think critically and communicate ideas. They want people who can solve the kinds of problems that can't be fixed with rote thinking. And that is exactly the kind of person that a degree in one of the liberal arts can help you become.
Fort Tombecbe: Alabama's Last Colonial Outpost
Dr. Ashley Dumas helps students uncover pre-Revolutionary War history
In 2010, when the University acquired the site of Fort Tombecbe, the goals was simple: give students an opportunity to uncover history, literally. This pre-Revolutionary War fort, built by the French but occupied at different times by the Spanish, the English and American armies played an important role in the battle between the world's great superpowers of the time.
Commitment Leads to Passion
And passion leads extraordinary opportunities
You'll hear a lot of talk that a degree in the Liberal Arts is a waste. Nothing could be further from the truth. The skills you'll learn in the College of Liberal Arts — the ability to think critically, to solve complex problems, to communicate effectively — these are the skills growing in demand in almost every industry. Whether you study Interdisciplinary Arts, English, Integrated Marketing Communications or Interdisciplinary Studies — you'll develop the skills and experiences you need to thrive. Explore your opportunities in the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Language and Literature.
Follow your interests
Find your career
Maybe you are curious about people and why we behave the way they do. If so, maybe you'll find your path in Psychology or Sociology. In both programs, the skills and knowledge you'll gain can will help you succeed in both your career or in graduate school. Maybe your thing is history? The study of history can lead you to a wide variety of careers, from law to education to business.