dcsimg



Schools in the USA

Humanities and Liberal Arts Programs In America

Credential Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (BS) Bachelor of Arts and Science (BAS/ BASc) Associate of Arts (AA) Diploma/ Certificate Program Length 4 years for bachelor's degree 2 years for associate's degree 1-2 years for diploma 12 - 52 weeks for certificate Entry Bachelor's degree - direct entry; entry after 1 or 2 years of associate's, diploma or certificate study Associate degree - direct entry Diploma/ Certificate - direct entry Areas of StudyGeneral arts, general science, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities Specialization areas include history, literature, philosophy, ethics, linguistics, foreign languages and cultures, archaeology, comparative religion, philosophy of law, art history and criticism, anthropology, classics, medieval studies, contemporary studies, music, criminal justice/ justice studies, sociology, mathematics and ...Read More[+]
Credential
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (BAS/ BASc)

  • Associate of Arts (AA)

  • Diploma/ Certificate


  • Program Length
  • 4 years for bachelor's degree

  • 2 years for associate's degree

  • 1-2 years for diploma

  • 12 - 52 weeks for certificate


  • Entry
  • Bachelor's degree - direct entry; entry after 1 or 2 years of associate's, diploma or certificate study

  • Associate degree - direct entry

  • Diploma/ Certificate - direct entry


  • Areas of Study
  • General arts, general science, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities

  • Specialization areas include history, literature, philosophy, ethics, linguistics, foreign languages and cultures, archaeology, comparative religion, philosophy of law, art history and criticism, anthropology, classics, medieval studies, contemporary studies, music, criminal justice/ justice studies, sociology, mathematics and statistics, cognitive science, geography, psychology, political science, urban studies, gender and women's studies, economics, African American studies, native/ Aboriginal studies, cultural studies, labour studies, development studies, environmental studies and peace studies.


  • Special Features
  • international exchange/ study abroad

  • internship/practicum field trips


  • Humanities and liberal arts cover a huge range of subjects, and therefore education options in undergraduate humanities and liberal arts programs are also varied and flexible. Four-year degrees include a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS/ BASc). Admission for these programs at most universities and 4-year colleges is competitive.

    Within these degrees, students have extensive choice of major, double major, or major and minor combinations. These options include, but are not limited to, history, literature, philosophy, ethics, linguistics, foreign languages and cultures, archaeology, comparative religion, philosophy of law, art history and criticism, anthropology, classics, medieval studies, contemporary studies, music, criminal justice/ justice studies, sociology, mathematics and statistics, cognitive science, psychology, geography, psychology, political science, urban studies, gender and women's studies, economics, computer science, African American studies, native/ Aboriginal studies, cultural studies, labour studies, development studies, environmental studies and peace studies. Honors degrees are available, and some institutions also offer diplomas and certificates in arts or general studies.

    Generally, individual programs in the various humanities and liberal arts subjects are available under the College or School of Arts, and students can major in the subject of their choice. Some universities and college have liberal science courses (or math, physics, chemistry, computer science, geography, astronomy, etc.) specifically designed for Arts students. Institutions may also have separate Colleges or Schools of Humanities or Social Sciences. Other places to look into are Colleges or Schools of Liberal Arts, Arts and Sciences, Communications and Culture, Arts and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and other combinations of the above terms. Some large universities have smaller affiliate colleges that specialize in liberal arts as part of their campus; be sure to investigate this option of studying at a smaller "college" within a university. Many Christian and Catholic universities and colleges also specialize in humanities and liberal arts education so don't forget them either.

    The investigative nature of humanities and liberal arts courses means that classes tend to be a combination of lecture, theoretical work and class discussion. Emphasis is on analysis, expression, understanding, discovery, development and both intellectual and imaginative skills. Study abroad, field trips or work placements aim to give humanities and liberal arts students a wider context for the ideas they are studying, and interdisciplinary programs (such as global cultures, humanities and arts, european studies) are often available.

    Depending on articulation agreements, students can apply to the third year of certain bachelor's degree programs with a completed two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree. An Associate of Arts can be taken at the university or community college level and can also include many of the specializations mentioned above.

    While humanities and liberal arts are geared more towards intellectual rather than vocational skills, community and career colleges may offer diplomas and certificates in professional studies related to the humanities and liberal arts. Some community and career colleges have specific departments of Social Sciences. At this level you can study journalism, library and information technology, child and youth care, police studies, legal studies, criminology, languages and more.

    So start exploring now: let Schools in the USA help you learn more about preparing for an education that opens many future career doors.
    ...Hide[-]

    Schools

    Matching School Ads
    Ashford University  Online
    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/Communication Studies
    • BA/Liberal Arts
    • And more...

     
    Kaplan University  Campus
    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
    • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
    • BS in Psychology - Applied Behavior

     
    Colorado Technical University Online  Campus
    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)

     
    Brenau University  Campus

    Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind

    Programs Offered:
    • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
    • Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies Online

     
    Regent University  Online

    Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Kingdom Business
    • Master of Arts in Government
    • And more...

     
    South College  Campus
    Get the skills you need to pursue your dreams at South College, located in Knoxville.
    Programs Offered:
    • CERT Public Admin for CMJ Professionals

     
    Kaplan University - KHE  Campus

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

    Programs Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science: Liberal Studies

     
    California University of Pennsylvania  Campus

    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
    • And more...

     
    Judson University  Campus

    Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

    Programs Offered:
    • Associate of Arts

     
    Baker University  Campus

    Top-ranked quality,
    Top-ranked value

    Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies has designed high-quality, innovative programs that are consistently recognized as offering great value. Tuition is affordable, but most important, earning a degree from a prestigious private university is an investment that will never depreciate.

    Programs Offered:
    • Online Master of Liberal Arts

     
    Matching School Ads
    Agriculture and Bio-resources | Allied Health and Health Sciences | Applied Business Technology | Architecture
    Business Administration | Computer Science | Cosmetology and Esthetics | Culinary, Travel &Hospitality | Dance 
    Engineering Technology & Applied Technology |Engineering | Film | Fine Arts and Design | Humanities and Liberal ArtsJustice and Security
    Music
    | Natural and Applied Sciences | Naturopathic and Holistic MedicineNursingPublic Administration & PolicyReligious and Theological Studies
    Sport Sciences and Physical Education | Teacher Education | Theatre
    Articles | College News | Videos | Feedback | Career Search
    Home | About Us | Contact Us | Faq | Terms of Use | Policy Statement | Site Map | Cities Site Map

    Copyright 2003- 2016 QuinStreet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.