Liberal Arts Endure in STEM World

September 25, 2019

Although college students in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—often get higher-paying first jobs, students in liberal arts generally catch up, largely because their “soft skills,” such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and adaptability, have long-run value in a range of careers. In Issues, the chair and study director on a major report, Branches from the Same Tree, recently laid out why and how higher education must do more to integrate across disciplines to better prepare students for work, life, and citizenship.

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