Liberal
Studies

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Liberal Studies program provides students with an educational foundation that promotes blending and analyzing knowledge in a wide array of disciplines. With an emphasis on critical thinking and effective communication—skills that translate directly to job performance—graduates are prepared to be leaders in their profession and community. The program is also excellent preparation for those interested in pursuing a career in education and/or a teaching credential, as program participants complete coursework in several subjects that can be effectively translated to classroom instruction.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  • Total number of credits required: 120 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 48 credits
  • Major Course Requirements: 60 credits
  • Electives (Specializations): 12 credits

Course Catalog
Course Catalog Addendum

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts emphasizes literature, philosophy, social science, and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare you for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change.

PROGRAM GOALS

Upon successful program completion, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Find careers in business, government, and social services agencies like adult and family services, criminal justice, and health and welfare.
  2. Demonstrate entry-level expertise for several different careers, including but not limited to:
    • Journalist
    • Human Relations officer
    • Policy Analyst
    • Public Relations officer
    • Legislative assistant
    • Non-profit staff employee
    • College recruiter
    • Customer service Representative
    • Creative Writer
    • Copywriter
    • Advertising Account Executive
    • Speech Writer
    • Grant Writer
    • Training Specialist
    • Archivist

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Upon successful program completion, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Examine major national and global issues, especially those issues related to cultures, diversity, and technology.
  2. Foster an independent view of the world while developing critical, creative thinking, and communication skills.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of art, history, philosophy, and technology and the impact these disciplines have on contemporary issues.
  4. Use and understand quantitative analysis for problem-solving and reflective development.
  5. Understand their personal purpose/role within their career, local communities, and global communities.