Spend a Summer Day

We hope you are excited to virtually visit Penn State and College of the Liberal Arts! Spend a Summer Day is an excellent opportunity to explore all that Penn State has to offer, and we look forward to showing you what a liberal arts degree from Penn State can do for your future.

In our virtual sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to hear about the College of the Liberal Arts. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • the three general categories that make up the liberal arts — social sciences, humanities, and languages
  • how to determine if a liberal arts major is right for you
  • how a liberal arts education translates to real-world experiences
  • resources and opportunities available only to Penn State Liberal Arts students
  • the Paterno Fellows Program
  • and more!

Social Sciences 

The social sciences examine the relationships between individuals and societies, as well as the development and operation of societies. The critical thinking, research, and analytical skills gained in a social science major help prepare graduates for diverse job titles, including economist, psychologist, political scientist, and historian, postsecondary teachers, museum curators, and social workers.



Intercultural communication, critical thinking and reasoning, cultural adaptability, information and trend analysis, and the other skills that drive the global economy, are in high demand today. Language graduates find jobs in tourism, international development, marketing, policy making, journalism, government, and more.



Students in the humanities study how people process and document the human experience. Most majors in the humanities build widely transferable skills that employers appreciate and go on to be writers, counselors, event organizers, social media managers, fundraisers, travel bloggers, and more.


Interested in computers or cyber security?

Interested in health and medicine?

Consider Anthropological Sciences (Biological Anthropology Option), Communication Arts and Sciences, Psychology (Life Sciences Option or Neuroscience Option), Women’s Studies, or even English! Being a liberal arts major helped recent graduate John Miller develop a greater worldly perspective, improve his communication skills, and see how people experience life in different ways—traits that have benefitted the Paterno Fellow on his unique path to medical school. Read his story.


Academic Advising

Career Enrichment Network

Paterno Fellows Program


Study Abroad


Student Stories

Want to see more student stories? Follow the Liberal Arts Ambassadors on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to see more of what student life is like in the College of the Liberal Arts.

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