Careers for PAS Majors

PAS majors have career options quite similar to those of students with baccalaureate degrees in the humanities and social sciences and a PAS minor often enhances the employability of students who major in other fields.

Increasingly, PAS majors are also finding career opportunities specific to the discipline itself. Such opportunities are most common in social, cultural and educational agencies/organizations, and in business and international affairs initiatives that concern people of color. Other PAS graduates choose to pursue graduate degrees. Programs in Education, Social Work, Law and the liberal arts, including advanced work in Black Studies, are the most common choices.

PAS graduates are finding work in a broad range of sectors, including, but not limited to:

  • Higher education
  • K-12 education
  • Mental health
  • Public health
  • Non-profit and social services

Specific jobs might include:

  • Educational administrators
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • Authors
  • Researchers
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Diversity trainers
  • Civil rights and organizational leaders

For more information about careers and to start exploring the possibilities with as PAS major, visit the UofL Career Development website.