Liberal Studies B.A.

Liberal Studies B.A.

Program Overview: 

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to select a humanities or social sciences concentration. The program provides skills for an ever-changing job market and prepares students for career change and advancement as well as for graduate study. Flexible scheduling includes classroom and online courses.

The program is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in:

  • Communicating clearly and persuasively
  • Analyzing and solving problems
  • Applying the insights of great writers and thinkers from various academic disciplines
  • Understanding major cultures of the world
  • Using technology to effectively and efficiently find, analyze, store and communicate information
  • Synthesizing and reflecting on skills developed in coursework, ongoing work, and life experience
Career Potential: 

Pursuing a degree in liberal studies makes numerous career paths available.  Visit our Career Development website for information about career paths for liberal studies majors.


Liberal Arts Core (48 credits)

  • English – 6 credits in composition and 3 credits in literature
  • Philosophy – 6 credits
  • World Civilization – 6 credits
  • Foreign Language – 6 credits
  • Theology – 9 credits, 3 of which must be in Christian ethics
  • Social Sciences – 6 credits
  • Natural Sciences – 6 credits in laboratory science

Major Requirements (42 credits)

  • Liberal Studies Colloquium
  • Advanced Composition
  • Basic College Mathematics or higher
  • Social Computing
  • Introduction to the Liberal Arts or Introduction to Philosophy
  • Principles of Economics
  • Public Speaking
  • Capstone Seminar

As part of the 42 credits required for the Liberal Studies major, you will complete 18 credits in advanced-level courses from one of two tracks:

The Humanities:

  • English/Communication
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Theology

The Social Sciences:

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Electives (36 credits)

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