College of Liberal Arts


An education in the liberal arts prepares our students for a wide range of careers and for excellence and leadership in careers in other disciplines.

Wondering how you can use your liberal arts degree?

Check out our Career Center and its section on Explore Majors.

Look what we've done

Meet some graduates who have used their liberal arts degrees to discover successful careers.

Meghan ReistadMeghan Reistad

Internships and hands-on experience at the University's UTVS station gave Meghan Reistad the confidence and skills she needed for her job as a television journalist for ABC 6 News in southern Minnesota.

Dominic Maas

After using the skills he learned in film and graphic design classes to land an internship and a job in a California advertising agency, Dominic Maas brought what he learned back to the Midwest as a graphic designer and creative director for CrossFit.

Kristen (Spiczka) Whitley

After graduating from St. Cloud State in 2010 with a bachelor of fine arts, Kristen (Spiczka) Whitley went on to earn an art therapy degree and and now works at Clara's House and has launched a company to sell her own artwork.

Charles HempeckCharles Hempeck

His bachelor's degree is in music, but his passion is human relations. Charles Hempeck turned his minor in human relations into a master's degree in women's studies and now leads Anna Marie’s Alliance, an organization that works on many fronts to end violence against women.

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