Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts


The study of liberal arts is not just a term for being undecided about your major or not knowing what you want to do in your career. While some students know exactly what they want to do from the moment they arrive on campus, the truth is that a large number of college students do not know what they want to major in—or even what career they will pursue after graduation.

Studying liberal arts is one effective way to prepare for engaging in an ever-evolving and ever-changing world.  At Becker College, the liberal arts program provides you with balanced exposure to major achievements in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Core curriculum is designed so you can develop an appreciation of the philosophical, ethical, and aesthetic issues that have evolved throughout human history. During your course of study, you will be encouraged to explore three basic themes: “The Literary Tradition,” “Historical and Contemporary Ways of Viewing the World,” and “Self and Society.” You may also select a concentration in elementary education, which complements the core curriculum with courses that prepare you for specialized employment or graduate work.

A bachelor of arts in liberal arts degree ensures you are well-prepared to enter the workforce with such skills as reasoned investigation, analysis of the influence of multiple perspectives, and clear and effective communication. In-depth study of a particular area of interest will prepare you for specialized graduate work in law, government, humanities, social services or administration, journalism, communication, public policy/organization, and secondary and undergraduate education.

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Learning Outcomes:

Measurable program objectives.  Students will:



Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Curriculum

Course: Course Name:Credits:Course: Course Name:Credits:
Fall Semester:Spring Semester:
Freshman Year
CORE1001Managing Transitions3CORE-ENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
Math Elective3SOCI1001Introduction to Sociology3
Philosophy Elective3History Elective3
Humanities Elective
(1000+ )
3Open Elective3
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3Open Elective3
Semester Total: 15Semester Total:15
Sophmore Year
ENGL2102Advanced Composition3General Education Elective (2000+)3
GOVT1108American Government3ENGL2003Public Speaking3
GOVT1109State and Local Government
ENGL1003Writing about Literature3Open Elective3
Psychology Elective (2000+)3Open Elective3
Science with Lab Elective4Open Elective3
Semester Total:16Semester Total:15
Junior Year
English Elective
3CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3
Philosophy Elective3Humanities Elective
Arts Elective3Sociology Elective (2000+)3
History Elective3English Elective
Open Elective3Open Elective3
Semester Total:15Semester Total:15
Senior Year
General Education Elective
3LIBA4100Senior Seminar in the Liberal Arts3
English Elective
3Humanities Elective
Humanities Elective (2000+)3Internship 3
Open Elective
Open Elective3Open Elective3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
Semester Total:15Semester Total:15
Total Credits121

For more information about the Becker College liberal arts program, call 877.523.2537 or email

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