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Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies

This program leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Building on the strength of NNU’s general education core curriculum, Liberal Studies provides students with the content, methodology, and implications of the basic areas of human knowledge; it fosters the attitude of intellectual curiosity harnessed by moral responsibility; and finally, it encourages students to think for themselves, and to be able to participate in life as autonomous individuals. The program is administered by the Director of the Center for Academic Success and Advising.

The learning outcomes for Liberal Studies graduates prepare the student to:

  1. Utilize critical thinking that exhibits academic and intellectual inquiry by understanding the means of acquiring and assessing information from multiple sources and through diverse ways of knowing. (Truth)
  2. Adapt knowledge and skills connecting critical thinking, vocation, service and academic disciplines to evaluate real world problems. (Transformation)
  3. Become enlightened and engaged citizens who display a Christlike passion to promote justice, seek peace, and pursue tolerance in their communities. (Community & Service)
  4. Develop a deeper understanding of the relation of self to world through investigation of the influence of social, cultural, economic, and political institutions in shaping human thought, value, and behavior. (Community)
  5. Demonstrate clear and persuasive verbal and written communication skills.

Requirements: 60 credits in one of the three emphases listed below
1.    Humanities Emphasis

  • Humanities: 24 credits (including 12 credits numbered above 2999)
  • Mathematics and Science: 18 credits
  • Social Science: 18 credits

2.    Mathematics and Science Emphasis

  • Mathematics and Science: 24 credits (including 12 credits numbered above 2999)
  • Humanities: 18 credits
  • Social Science: 18 credits

3.    Social Science Emphasis

  • Social Science: 24 credits (including 12 credits numbered above 2999)
  • Humanities: 18 credits
  • Mathematics and Science: 18 credits