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student walking on campusOnline courses offer flexibility. You can study any time you want. You can study wherever you like. Online courses give students the flexibility to earn your degree while balancing time with work, family, friends or any other activity you like.

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with saying “the only constant in life is change.” That’s even more true today than it was when he said it around 600 B.C. Experts say that the average worker today will change careers from three to seven times.

So how does one acquire the skills necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world? The most important things, employers tell pollsters, again and again, is to have employees who know how to think, apply logic, communicate and solve problems.

The applied liberal arts program is a unique, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree which brings together a solid grounding in the Liberal Arts, select courses specifically pertinent to the business world, and the ability to complete a concentration in a wide-ranging selection of humanities, math, science, fine arts and social sciences disciplines. This field of study offers students both academic rigor and the ability to combine theoretical understanding with “real-world” experiences and flexible areas of focus. An applied liberal arts graduate will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities.

For more information on the applied liberal arts program, contact Theresa Vaughan.


College of Liberal Arts


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Students pursuing a degree in applied liberal arts have the ability to customize their degree by focusing on one of the following 21 concentrations in the program.

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Creative studies
  • Criminal justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Leadership  
  • Mathematics
  • Mass communication
  • Modern language
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre arts

 Degree Sheet

Career Opportunities

There are various career opportunities with an applied liberal arts degree including the following.

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Academic advising and student support services
  • Development
  • Alumni affairs
  • Politics
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Urban planner
  • Information/library science
  • International education and study abroad
  • Preparation for graduate school

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro and in the education community, which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.