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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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Grand Canyon University
Find Your Purpose with a Degree from GCU's College of Theology!
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work
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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
  • BS in Liberal Studies

 
Ashford University
You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Programs Offered:
  • BA/Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BA/Applied Linguistics
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Regent University
Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Government - Law and Public Policy
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Colorado Technical University Online
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Management - Environmental and Social Sustainability (Executive Format)

 
South College

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs Offered:
  • CERT Public Admin for CMJ Professionals

 
Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science: Liberal Studies

 
Brenau University

Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind

Programs Offered:
  • Early Childhood Education (A.A.) Online
  • Liberal Studies (A.A.) Online

 
California University of Pennsylvania

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

Programs Offered:
  • Liberal Studies (Associate of Arts) - Online
  • Liberal Studies (Bachelor of Arts) - Online
  • Science and Technology Multidisciplinary Studies (Bachelor of Science) - Online
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Southern New Hampshire University
Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.
Programs Offered:
  • AA Liberal Arts
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  • BA History
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