The Liberal Arts major offers students the opportunity to gain a broad-based understanding of a number of disciplines including humanities, philosophy and theology, modern languages, social and behavioral science, and mathematics and natural sciences. The major leads to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.
Graduates are expected to apply knowledge, skills, and values learned from diverse disciplines to new situations and lead their peers through their service and expression of the Benedictine values. The major prepares students for advanced graduate study as well as a variety of careers. Nationally, liberal arts majors often are employed in management, sales, and human services.
Major in Liberal Arts-Bachelor of Science:
A minimum of 13 semester credits In Philosophy and Theology; a minimum of 13 semester credits in Social and Behavioral Sciences; a minimum of 14 semester credits including speech, English composition and two courses of a modern language; a minimum of 19 credits in math/natural sciences; a capstone in interdisciplinary studies and unrestricted electives to complete the minimum required for a bachelor's degree. A minimum of 56 total credits must be at the 300-400 level.
Major in Liberal Arts-Bachelor of Arts:
ALU 122 or HSL 110; ENG 121; COM 110; 3 semester credits of required arts plus 16 semester credits required humanities electives from ENG, COM, CTH, MUS OR SPA; POL 101 or ANT 171; 6 semester credits of required electives from ECN, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, SBS or SOC; 3 semester credits selected from theology core plus 9 semester credits of required electives from PHI or THE; one 4-semester credit course from required ethics core; 16 semester credits in modern language; MAT 103 and one 4-semester credit laboratory math/ science course plus 8 semester credits of required electives from MAT, BIO, CHE, PHY or SCI; CIS 101; a capstone in interdisciplinary studies and 39 semester credits of unrestricted electives. A minimum of 56 total credits must be at the 300-400 level.
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