Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own.

Prepared for Anything

Forget about scrolling through a list of careers Languages, Literatures, and Cultures majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you’re passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately will help you find a rewarding profession.

Skills You Will Gain as a Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Major

  • Understanding historical language change
  • Working with original sources in many fields
  • Determining the needs of others
  • Collaborating as part of a team
  • Weighing values
  • Writing clearly

Graduate School

Recent LLC majors have been accepted to a range of graduate and professional programs, including:

  • Duke University Law School
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Penn State University
  • Stanford University
  • Thunderbird Graduate School of International Business
  • University of Graz (Austria)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Rochester Medical School
  • University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • University of Virginia

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.