Liberal Arts

We are excited to hear you are interested in liberal arts at UNLV. You can develop an array of intellectual skills to understand our changing world.

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Majoring in liberal arts will help you develop a broad base of knowledge. You can choose from a variety of disciplines, including: anthropology; English; history; interdisciplinary, gender and ethnic studies; philosophy; political science; psychology; sociology; and world languages and cultures.

You Can Take Courses in Diverse Areas
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Brain and Behavior

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Creative Writing

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Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Society

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Comparative Politics

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Philosophy of Religion

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Being competitive in today’s job market means being able to think critically, communicate effectively, and work well with others. We help you build these skills inside the classroom and beyond.

Gain Real-World Experience and Apply What You Learn By Taking Advantage of Opportunities

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Working in a faculty lab to perform research.
Students working in community doing research.
Conducting community-based action research to address social justice issues.
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Participating in historic preservation work for national monuments and conservation lands.
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Helping curate a historical exhibit for a local museum.
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Accompanying a professor on an archaeological dig.
A student working on an election campaign.
Working an internship for a local, state or national elected official.
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Studying abroad and becoming immersed in another language and culture.

With a Degree in Liberal Arts, Students Can Work in a Broad Array of Fields

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Manager / Corporate Executive

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Attorney

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Archeologist

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Sociologist

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Psychologist

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Author / Editor

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Policy Analyst

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Mental Health Counselor

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Now that we’ve piqued your curiosity, learn more about how liberal arts can start you on a path of lifelong learning and discovery.