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. As technology and the economy change, some technical and vocational training may quickly become obsolete. But a liberal arts education gives you timeless intellectual and practical skills that make you more marketable and allow you to adapt.

Employers consistently say they want to hire people who have a liberal arts education, because these employees are creative problem-solvers who can think critically, communicate clearly, and learn new things easily. Studies have found that college graduates earn far more over their lifetimes than their peers with a high school education.

Visit our Career and Professional 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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