Study Program of Liberal Studies. Do Anything.
What can I do with a Program of Liberal Studies major?
Our recent graduates have gotten great jobs in technology, consulting, and government, while many also pursue graduate school in the humanities or sciences. A significant percentage also pursue full-time service work for a year or more, seeking to make a difference in the world by helping others.
“In truth there was no other program for me at this university but [PLS], because no other major could match my insatiable curiosity to learn something about everything—philosophy, theology, science, drama, poetry, music, etc.—and to learn a lot about some of the most important things.”
Martha Jiménez is Executive Vice President and Counsel for The California Endowment
Skills you'll learn
- Ability to articulate complex thoughts and theories
- Effective oral communication
- Strong writing
- Team Work
- Critical thinking and analytical reasoning
- Ability to apply knowledge to real-world settings
- Ethical judgment and decision making
- Ability to analyze and solve problems with people from different backgrounds
95% of recent Notre Dame Program of Liberal Studies majors found full-time employment, enrolled in graduate school, entered service programs, joined the military, or launched independent projects within six months of graduation.
Note: Outcomes data comes from First Destination reports, a survey of recent graduates conducted by the Notre Dame Center for Career Development and Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research. Status is known for more than 90% of each graduating class.
Independent projects include activities such as writing a novel, making a film or fine arts project, traveling the world, caring for a family member, etc.