“Why would you want an arts degree? There aren’t any jobs for social science grads!” I often hear statements like this one from the mouths of my parents, friends, acquaintances, that uncle I haven’t spoken to since I was eleven and even sometimes strangers who overhear my conversations. For some reason everyone and their brother thinks that having an arts degree is a bad thing, and they claim that I won’t be able to find work when I graduate.
Luckily, through informative lectures, chats with professors and employers in the arts field, I’ve found that this is simply not true. Here are some reasons why an arts degree has big benefits: