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What can I do with a Liberal Arts degree?  I'm sure you've heard comments like this before:  "There's absolutely nothing you can do with a B.A. in history except teach." Ditto for English, French, Philosophy, and our other liberal arts majors here at Hampden-Sydney.  Many of our students and their parents wonder what career opportunities await a liberal arts graduate.

The answer is "You can do anything with a degree from Hampden-Sydney College".  Throughout our history, our alums have excelled in a number of diverse fields.  One of the keys to their success has been the liberal arts education that they received here at Hampden-Sydney College where they have learned to read, think, research, communicate (both orally and in written expression), lead, and learn how to learn.  This education has prepared them to succeed no matter what career path they choose.  

The following is a list of the Hampden-Sydney College academic departments.  Click on one for skills developed in the related major, possible job titles, types of employers, and a list of helpful resources found in our own Career Education and Vocational Reflection Library.  For more information, go to the College catalogue section on majors or career preparation.

Classical Studies
Fine Arts
Government and Foreign Affairs (Formerly Political Science)
Mathematics/Computer Science
Modern Languages
Physics and Astronomy

Other Helpful Tools 
Check out the college core requirements here before you get started on your course planning.
Want to know what people do in their career?  Visit The Career Project.
View a listing of current Career Education and Vocational Reflection Library Resources