Research by Prof. Roksa Cited in Opinion Piece About Liberal Arts Degrees


Orlando Sentinel

Josipa Roksa has research about being academically adrift cited in an opinion piece about liberal arts degrees.

Liberal arts base best prep for rewarding career

'Academically Adrift,' the groundbreaking book by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, examines the cognitive gain of students majoring in different fields, based on a highly regarded assessment of academic value added.

Students in traditional liberal arts fields such as social science, humanities, mathematics and science showed overall significantly higher gains in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing than students majoring in business, education, communications, health or even engineering and computer science.