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

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 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.