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Prospective and Accepted Students

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Alumni Panel Series

Liberal Arts and Government - Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. EDT  Register

Caroline Hunter

International Politics; minored in Spanish
Deputy General Counsel, Stand Together (nonprofit); Former Commissioner, FEC

Deborah Miller

Political Science; minored in Economics
Foreign Services Officer, U.S. Department of State

Sharon Callahan

French Business
Executive Manager, CIA

Courtney Hogan

International Politics; minored in Middle East Studies
Manager of Grassroots and Public Policy, National Confectioners Association

Aroostine Sheston

International Politics; minored in French
Retired, United States Government 

Liberal Arts and Business - Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. EDT  Register

Malory Sanchez

Human Resources and Employment Relations (M.S.), Labor and Employment Relations, Psychology; minored in International Studies
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Nestlé

Amber St. John 

International Political Economy, African Studies; minored in Business
Manager of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, Atlas

Jason Cohen

English; minored in Technical Writing
Senior Program Manager for Dynamics 365 Field Service, Microsoft

Casey Kennedy

Psychology, Crime, Law, and Justice
Associate Manager of Corporate Development and Integration, Google

Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler

Economics, International Political Economy; minored in Business and Spanish
Vice President of Technology Finance, PNC Business Credit

Liberal Arts and Nonprofits - Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. EDT  Register

Julia Sykes

Latin American Studies, Spanish, Global and International Studies; minored in Latina/o Studies
Project Manager, CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort)

Christian L. Soura

International Politics (MPA and Graduate Certificate from Penn State Harrisburg)
Executive Vice President, South Carolina Hospital Association

Jarlene Choy

International Politics, Geography
Foundations Manager, Giffords

Courtney Hogan

International Politics; minored in Middle East Studies
Manager of Grassroots and Public Policy, National Confectioners Association

Liberal Arts and Law - Tuesday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. EDT  Register

Lauren Hinzey O'Malley

History, Political Science
Family Law Attorney, Triangle Smart Divorce

Jonathan Anderman

Letters, Arts, and Sciences; minored in Biology and Philosophy
Commercial General Counsel, Biogen

Liberal Arts and Management - Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. EDT  Register

Eugene Ahadome

Political Science
Developer Platform Manager, Facebook

William Shaw

International Politics; minored in Labor and Human Resources
Director and DoD Account Leader, IBM

Majors and Minors

Full List of Majors and Minors

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 business?

Consider Communication Arts and Sciences, Economics, Global and International Studies, International Politics, Political Science, Psychology (Business Option), or any of the languages above.

Interested in computers or cyber security?

Consider Social Data Analytics.

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.

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