Why choose a liberal arts college?
Worried that you don't know which major field of interest to study in college?
- “Liberal arts college graduates report a higher degree of academic challenge, greater involvement in community service, stronger leadership skill development, greater benefits from high quality teaching-oriented faculty, and greater satisfaction with the overall quality of their education.
- “Sixty percent of liberal arts college graduates said they felt 'better prepared' for life after college than students who attended other colleges, compared to 34 percent who attended public flagship universities.” — Hardwick Day consultant firm, 2002, 2011.
- By their mid-50s, liberal arts majors with an advanced or undergraduate degree are on average making more money those who studied in professional and pre-professional fields. — Inside Higher Ed January 22, 2014.
- In 2011, a report issued by the Center for Education and the Workforce stated that those holding bachelor's degrees earn nearly a million dollars more over a lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A University with a commitment to the liberal arts is a great place to enroll -- especially if you do not know what major you want to pursue. St. Bonaventure University understands the concerns of the undeclared student. In fact, we celebrate
the undeclared student with a special program that guides them through the process of declaring a major -- and keeps them on-track to graduate on time.
For more information about the Major Adventures Program
, contact the director, Dr. Barry Gan
If you are interested in pursuing an individualized major, please visit our Individualized Major Program