College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Studies

Internships and Resources

  • Internships: Liberal Studies majors are encouraged to undertake internships for credit, obtaining the full advantage of the many opportunities to work in the Seattle area. Students have recently interned at The Vera Project (all-ages music nonprofit), All the Flutter Wedding and Event Design Planning, Haven Boatworks, Queen Anne Montessori, Yole! Africa (Film Festival in Congo), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Rotary Boys and Girls Club, The Civilians Theatre Co (NY), Seattle Fire Fighters Charity, Seattle International Film Festival, SU Athletics Advising and more. The Liberal Studies office regularly communicates new internship and work opportunities, and provides the necessary guidelines and internship registration forms.

    Real-World Service: All Liberal Studies majors volunteer to work with organizations for social justice as part of a unique 5 credit course, LBST 300 - Leadership for Community Engagement. It provides students with real-world work experience and first-hand familiarity with how community organizations work. Many students choose to continue volunteering beyond the scope of the course.

    Professional Development Evening: The Liberal Studies Program and Career Services hold career nights exclusively for majors. Employed Liberal Studies alumni give perspectives and advice, and majors learn how to effectively network and how to market themselves as integrative thinkers with specialized skills.

    Undergraduate Publishing Program: Designed by Liberal Studies faculty, UPP is available to all Liberal Studies majors and recent alumni. The goal is to support majors in their pursuit of written scholarship, and ultimately, to publish. Journals, newspapers, magazines, and books are possible forums for publishing.

    Building an E-Portfolio: All Liberal Studies majors establish an electronic portfolio in their first course, and develop it through graduation. This e-portfolio showcases academic and other achievements, and students can invite others to view it, such as potential employers. As seniors, the e-folio can transition from academic to a vocational, teaching, or professional portfolio.

    Student Advisory Council: Select Liberal Studies majors advise the Program Director throughout the year. These student representatives give input on curriculum, policies, events, and help develop Program innovations.

  • What can I do with a
    Liberal Studies Degree?

      Kayce Callen,
      pursuing M.Ed in Teaching, SU
      Emily Cohen
      non-profit coordinator
      Chris Holway,
      tech accounts director
      Rhiannon Cadelinia,
      3rd grade teacher
      Carlee Norquist,
      pursuing M.A., Sports Admin, SU
      Sara Stockett,
      marketing and sales
      Bryan Dalton,
      juvenile counselor
      See more jobs here.

    Declaring a Major in
    Liberal Studies

    It’s simple! Come to the Liberal Studies Program (Casey 4th Floor) and complete a form declaring your major in Liberal Studies. You will be assigned a faculty advisor right away. And you will be encouraged to meet Dr. Sven Arvidson, Director of Liberal Studies.

    Student Leadership Council 2013-14

     Taylor Barkee '15,
     Justine Devers '14,
     Ali Fragoso '14
     Katherine Granath '14
     Allason Leitz '14
     Tyler Russell '14