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Liberal Studies Program: Transfer/Careers/Internships

This guide provides detailed information about the Liberal Studies A.A. program, including more about the Block Transfer program, FAQs, and transfer to four-year universities.

Careers in Liberal Arts

Learn more about career opportunities for Liberal Arts majors

Explore the links below to learn more about what you might do with a Liberal Arts degree.

"Liberal Arts graduates: Setting the record straight": This 2014 report from the Association of American Colleges and Universities provides surprising information on careers and long-term salary prospects for graduates in Liberal Arts fields.

"Why businesses prefer a liberal arts education," a 2013 CNBC article about why some employers specifically seek out liberal arts graduates.

"Why critics are wrong about liberal arts degrees," a 2015 article from Fortune magazine setting the record straight on the value of a liberal arts education.

Colleges and universities to which YCCC students have transferred

Students routinely transfer to nearby institutions such as the University of Southern Maine and Husson College. But YCCC students also have transferred to and graduated from colleges and universities all over the country. 

Recent transfers to public, private and/or out-of-state schools include the following four-year colleges and universities: 

  • Emerson College
  • Evergreen State College (Washington state)
  • Husson College
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Marlboro College (Vermont)
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of Maine at Farmington
  • University of Maine Orono
  • University of New England
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology


Internship opportunities in Liberal Studies

Currently, Liberal Studies students can complete credit-based internships in Government (POS 290), in Museums (HUM 290) and in Writing and Communications (ENG 290).  Internships taken for credit require that students spend 135 hours at their internship site over the course of a semester (8-10 hours a week in a 15-week semester).

Past internship placements have included Congressional offices, newspapers and marketing/public relations offices.  Students must meet certain eligibility requirements and initiate the internship placement process early in the course registration process. For more information on the requirements for credit-based internship, speak to your Academic Advisor and review the guidelines for Academic Internships.