College of Liberal Arts alumni are analysts and activists. Lawyers and educators. Journalists and politicians. Artists and writers.
Our alumni apply their skills and knowledge to turn their personal passions and dreams into meaningful work. We're proud of the generations of liberal arts Rams who are making a difference in their local communities and around the world.
Explore stories and information about what our alumni are doing and learn how you can connect with the College.
Responses from graduates from 2012-2017
liberal arts students secured plans within six months of graduation
liberal arts students were satisfied with their major/program
Responses from graduates from 1976-2011
The majority of graduates got a job or searched for a job that requires a bachelor’s degree within six months of graduation.
But alumni do a variety of things
immediately after earning their
- Moved abroad
- Teach for America
- Created a non-profit organization
Liberal Arts alumni work in a variety of industries: from agriculture to education, transportation to finance, marketing to politics.
Alumni with a liberal arts degree have skills that transfer industries and occupations, giving them the flexibility to move around and find jobs and companies that interest them.
A Few Reported Industries
- Criminal justice
- Retail and sales
- Marketing and communications
- Public safety in telecommunications
- Art and design
- Computer programming/software engineering
- Human resources
- Brand Manager
- Instructional Designer
- Senior Policy Specialist
- Web Developer
- Government Affairs Director
- Case Supervisor
- Brigade Commander, Colonel
- Chief Strategy Officer
- Archaeological Field Technician
- GIS Analyst
- Government Affairs Director
- Development Director
- Financial Analyst
- Marketing Coordinator
- Legal Assistant
- Community Relations Coordinator
- Technical Designer
- Digital Support Specialist
- Client Services Professional
- Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
LESSONS LEARNED FROM
A LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE
"How to analyze and consider human behaviors, think critically and problem solve"
"Organization: conveying thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner"
"Logical and critical thinking skills in troubleshooting technical problems"
"Organization, interpersonal communication, and conflict management"
"Research skills: ability to take what I've heard or read and write about it in a way others are interested in"
"How to communicate with people, understand personality types, and read situations"
The University recognizes outstanding alumni each year with the CSU Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Awards. To nominate an accomplished graduate for his or her career achievements, community engagement or service to CSU, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Development Office.
David Freed ('76, technical journalism)
As a print journalist, author, screenwriter, and now as a faculty member in the Department of Journalism and Media Communications, David Freed made a meaningful impact on the field of journalism and the lives of many.
Dennis Graham ('68, philosophy)
The Honorable Dennis Graham (B.A. Philosophy ’68) has established an esteemed professional legacy focused on integrity and service that has impacted CSU students, alumni, and law professionals alike.
Polly Baca ('62, political science)
Polly Baca was the first minority woman elected to the Colorado State Senate, where she served from 1978-1986. She was also the first Hispanic woman in the nation to serve in both houses of her state legislature.