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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
A flexible, interdisciplinary degree for motivated students in the 21st Century.
Today's culture is rapidly evolving. Information access is developing exponentially. Industries are becoming globally interconnected. Knowledge itself is changing so rapidly that today's new ideas quickly become obsolete. In this marketplace, employers are looking for people who can work collaboratively, communicate effectively and who have been schooled in a broad range of knowledge and knowledge acquisition skills.
A Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Landmark College offers students the opportunity to train for such a fast-paced environment. While any degree must have, by necessity, a utilitarian purpose, schools offering a liberal arts degree also bear the weight of the ethical mandate to prepare an informed citizenry to make moral decisions and undertake examined inquiry.
At Landmark College, we have successfully prepared students to pursue baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts for the last 25 years. On average, sixty percent of our students go on to earn bachelor's degrees in the liberal arts! This new degree offers even greater opportunities and options for our students who find that Landmark is their college of choice.
Interested in Applying?
- Students new to Landmark College may apply here.
- Landmark Graduates and other Alumni interested in the new B.A. degree in Liberal Studies may complete an interest form here.
Dear Landmark Community,
With all of the exciting academic initiatives happening at Landmark, we want to draw your attention to the most recent developments and planning for our new BA in Liberal Studies. While this important degree program has been launched, we will offer our first full 3rd year slate of course offerings in fall, 2014.
In order for eligible students to enroll in the BA program, the first step is to complete a declaration of degree form. We intend to make declaration and pursuit of the BA degree straightforward. As we create a policy to govern this process, we will look forward to allowing students to become BA majors soon after their entrance to Landmark, but far enough into their studies so that we all are making an informed decision. We anticipate our declaration of degree policy to be announced before spring semester, 2013.
Students who are closer to graduation have been asking when they might return to Landmark to enroll in the degree. We are so pleased that many of our students consider Landmark College their college of choice. Depending on the Associate’s degree program in which a student is enrolled, the possibility exists for a small number of students to return to the college in spring, 2014 to enroll in courses that will fulfill the requirements of the BA. More specifically, while we are unlikely to have courses at the 3000 level offered during this semester, we will offer at least one required course for the BA, and some 2000 level electives that are required as electives for the BA degree. Students who will be graduating in the next year, but are interested in enrolling spring 2014 should discuss this option with their advisors to ensure that the anticipated spring offerings match up appropriately with their particular needs for the BA degree.
As we continue to add programmatic elements and procedures we will be communicating with students and families. It is a wonderful time to be part of this community.
Assistant Dean of Academics
Dr. Adrienne Major
Read about our new BA program in Liberal Studies .
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies offers a breadth of courses in the liberal arts with added curricular requirements that allow for depth of study. This degree offers students the flexibility of content interest in the disciplines of English, Communications, Humanities, Art and Social Sciences. It offers broad elective choices in other departments, such as Mathematics and Computer Science, Business, Natural Science and World Languages, and is designed to prepare its graduates to begin work after graduation or to further their studies.
Landmark College has traditionally been a college interested in teaching students how to become strong thinkers, engaged citizens, and advocates for education based on their unique experiences in the classroom. The varied body of knowledge acquired from a liberal education, along with the analytical tools students are taught, helps prepare students to arrive at their own understanding and evaluation of argument and evidence in a variety of contexts. These abilities are necessary in the competitive marketplace where employees are expected to manage a variety of tasks that involve analytical thinking, problem-solving and refined judgment.
Students who earn a B.A. in Liberal Studies may gain entry into careers in government, health, social service agencies, business and communications. Liberal studies majors may work as teachers in a private school setting, or pursue additional certification to teach in the public sector. Some liberal studies majors may go on to graduate school for further preparation in fields such as Law, Business, Education, Psychology or English.
The B.A. in Liberal Studies offers a broad-based liberal arts program in the first two years that capitalizes on general education courses, which help students build the foundation for further study in advanced level courses in the liberal arts disciplines. Students are able to select courses around specific interests while engaging with a curriculum that is integrated, experiential, and that capitalizes on the notion that true learning can be made tangible.