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Courses for a Degree in Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts is the study of many big topics. This major learns about the arts, sciences, and the humanities such as history, philosophy, and modern languages.

For this major you’ll take lots of liberal arts classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in liberal arts.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in liberal arts:

Liberal Arts Courses:

  • English Literature
  • Modern Languages
  • Art History
  • Music History
  • Philosophy
  • Academic Writing
  • Global and Intercultural Awareness
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Creative Writing
  • Theatre
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • World Religions

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology