Career Options

Careers for Liberal Studies Majors

  • Teachers or teacher’s aides in public and private schools locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Administrators in school districts
  • School counselors and psychologists
  • Reading specialists
  • Coaches
  • Speech and language pathologists
  • Staff in children’s ministries
  • Other client-based service professions
  • Starting Salary*

    The typical starting salary for a liberal studies major is $30,517. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $62,324.

    *Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

    Job Titles of People with Liberal Studies Degrees

    • Kindergarten teacher, Wakefield Elementary
    • Photography teacher, Turlock High School
    • Superintendent, Yreka Union School District
    • K–12 Visual Arts Coordinator, Bangor School District
    • Physical Education Teacher, Lincoln Middle School
    • Founding principal, KIPP Scholar Academy
    Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.