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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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Ashford University
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Programs Offered:
  • BA/Journalism and Mass Communication
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New England College

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Programs Offered:
  • AA in Liberal Studies
  • BA in Humanities
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Keiser University
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Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

 
Argosy University

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs Offered:
  • Liberal Arts (BA)

 
Grand Canyon University
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Programs Offered:
  • B.A. in History for Secondary Education
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California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

Programs Offered:
  • Liberal Studies (Bachelor of Arts) - Online
  • Science and Technology Multidisciplinary Studies (Bachelor of Science) - Online
  • Conflict Resolution (Master of Arts) - Online
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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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Ohio Christian University
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Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
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  • Bachelor of Arts in History
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Northcentral University
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Programs Offered:
  • Gender Diversity Studies - MA in Psychology
  • Gender Diversity Studies - PhD of Psychology

 
George Mason University

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Programs Offered:
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

 
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