Humanities and Liberal Arts Majors



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Humanities and Liberal Arts Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The humanities and liberal arts College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The school will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some humanities and liberal arts majors have limited enrollment so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degree programs can also have majors, for example Associate in Arts (AA) in English. Diploma and certificate programs don't have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance certificate in Justice Studies) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the diploma or certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Regent University
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Law and National Security
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - English
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Liberty University

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Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts: Professional Writing
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
  • MA: Interdisciplinary Studies
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Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University was among the first colleges or universities to teach on military bases and has been educating servicemen and women since 1973.
Programs Offered:
  • BA: Liberal Studies
  • AA: Liberal Arts
  • MA: Theology
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Pacific Oaks College

Pacific Oaks College values the experience students bring with them into the classroom. Our faculty will help you fuse your personal and professional experiences with new theories and concepts in a variety of fields.



Programs Offered:
  • M.A. in Advocacy and Social Justice

 
Colorado State University Global Campus

Colorado State University Global Campus

Colorado State University Global Campus (CSU Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.

Programs Offered:
  • BS - Interdisciplinary Professional Studies

 
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