CIP: 240101

Program description

The liberal arts major is designed to provide students with a broad background in a variety of disciplines that include literature; the arts; history; philosophy; contemporary social issues and concerns; and historical, social and political epochs. The major in liberal arts facilitates competency in critical thinking skills and analytical skills, as well as communication skills of speaking, writing and aesthetic appreciation. Further, the liberal arts major fosters an appreciation for lifelong learning and prepares students to use criteria and rules from the specializations in communication arts, history and humanities to judge the quality and impact of information. The liberal arts major is appropriate for those students who intend to pursue a law degree, graduate studies or careers in a broad range of areas, including information-based agencies and human and cultural communication.

Core curriculum 33 credits
CMS 200 Computer Applications 3
DJC 301 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
DQR 401 Personal Finance/Statistical Analysis 3
DSL 301 Contemporary Issues in Science 3
DSS 301 Presentational Communication & Technology 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
IRPS OR HIS International Relations or History Elective 3
HUM Elective Humanities Elective 3
HUM 420 Ethical Decision Making 3
PSY/SOC/CRJ Elective Behavioral or Social Science Elective 3
College Level Math 3
Upper level electives 300 + 6 credits
Upper Level Elective 6
Free electives 39 credits
Elective 39
Total 120 credits