Liberal Studies (BA)

The BA program in liberal studies helps to address student interests in a broad array of disciplines and subject matter. The program aims to give students the grounding to use knowledge as more successful thinkers, decision-makers and leaders. The liberal studies core classes are designed to: promote critical and creative thinking as students learn how to draw upon diverse disciplinary perspectives and modes of inquiry, help advance communication skills, and support professional career development.

Students majoring in liberal studies have become part of an international movement in higher education. This movement has proven empowering to people who are given the flexibility to explore multiple interests or approach a particular interest from various perspectives. Students are not alone in their chosen path. In fact, this program is just one of hundreds of similar programs offered in colleges and universities across the nation.

The program shares with all other liberal arts and science degrees the goal of developing analytical and communicative abilities. The program offers breadth of learning in an online setting. The liberal studies degree is transdisciplinary, providing students a thematic approach to education.

Those interested in the online program for liberal studies may visit the ASU Online website for more information.

Degree offered

Liberal Studies (BA)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of

Polytechnic, Online

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Career outlook

Liberal studies graduates are prepared to enter the workforce or pursue graduate or professional studies.

Liberal studies courses prepare students for careers as:

  • chief executives
  • data warehousing specialists
  • document management specialists
  • elementary, middle and high school principals
  • emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • general and operations managers
  • human resources specialists
  • industrial ecologists
  • lawyers
  • paralegals and legal assistants
  • police detectives
  • postsecondary teachers
  • technical writers
  • Web administrators

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