Bachelor Degrees


Liberal Arts

Academic Program Mission Statement:
The Liberal Arts program provides an interdisciplinary approach to academic learning that has grown in popularity and influence over the last hundred years as the Academy has matured to embrace a view of human knowledge as integrated, as related to experience and inseparable into fundamentally different spheres. Pursuit of the B.A. in Liberal Arts provides students with the opportunity to attain skills and knowledge at the intersection of different academic disciplines in an integrated, coherent program of study. Liberal Arts students develop well-trained minds while honing critical thinking and writing skills. Liberal Arts students also enjoy the flexibility to choose focal areas according to their interests and experience. An undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts prepares students for many post-degree paths, including employment in the helping professions, human resources, public relations, public policy, and government related fields as well as post graduate degrees in these areas or in Liberal Arts, law or business.


Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate ideas effectively, with words, images, audio, video, web and other modalities, appropriate for a specific audience.
  2. Evaluate diverse literary and aesthetic principles which have contributed to an understanding of the human experience.
  3. Identify and evaluate arguments to critically interpret information in our global and technological society.
  4. Identify and evaluate patterns over time that have shaped our global environment.
  5. Synthesize and evaluate information from diverse disciplines to support logically and effectively- reasoned conclusions.
  6. Identify how data is collected and analyzed to evaluate the ethical and logical interpretations of data.
  7. Identify, analyze and evaluate the influence of cognitive, social, historical and cultural processes on behavior.
  8. Evaluate the relevance of personal, cultural, ethical and social factors in shaping professional and personal development in our increasingly global and diverse world.

Recommended Course Sequencing:
Please see course descriptions for prerequisites. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

FIRST YEAR
CO110 Public Speaking
EN105 Advanced English Composition *
EN206 Introduction to Literature
HU100 Foundations of Liberal Arts **
HU103 World Civilization (Modern)
HU135 World Religions or HU153 Introduction to Western Philosophy
MH201 College Algebra or MH203 Survey of Mathematics *
Arts and Science Elective
Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
Laboratory Science Elective (4 credits)

SECOND YEAR
CO114 Media and Modern Society
GD115 Digital Bootcamp
MH216 Statistics
MN208 Business Communications
200-level Arts and Science Elective
200-level or higher Literature Electives (2)
200-level or higher Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
Professional Development Elective

THIRD YEAR
HU305 Ethics
SS305 Global Issues
300-level or higher Humanities Elective
300-level or higher Psychology Electives (2)
Arts and Science Elective
Electives (4)

FOURTH YEAR
LA495 Capstone I: Liberal Arts Seminar
LA496 Capstone II: Senior Thesis/Project
300-level or higher Humanities Elective
300-level or higher Literature Elective
300-level or higher Social Science Elective
Electives (5)


Total Credits Required For Graduation: 121

* by placement
** If you have 15 or more accepted transfer credits, you may replace HU100 with an Arts and Sciences elective.