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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, can communicate effectively, and 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 nearly three decades. 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.
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- Students new to Landmark College may apply here.
- Landmark Graduates and other Alumni interested in pursuing the B.A. should begin the re-enrollment process here.
Dear Landmark Community,
Our B.A. degree in Liberal Studies has been launched and we currently have a number of students at Landmark who have declared their intentions to pursue this degree. In order to declare the B.A. degree, a student must be in good academic standing and must have successfully completed a minimum of nine credits at Landmark.
Several of our current B.A. candidates will be enrolled this fall in a 2000 level interdisciplinary course that is specifically designed for students in this program. Professor Humberto Ramirez, Chair of the Arts Department, will teach this first section of Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar. A requirement for the B.A. degree, this course will expose students to the methodologies and perspectives encountered in the study of Liberal Arts, which includes fields of study such as English, Communications, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
Several 3000 level courses will be offered in the spring of 2014, with a full slate of 3000 level course offerings up and running in the fall of 2014. The B.A. curriculum will include alternative study (as internship, study abroad, or independent study), advanced writing, and a capstone course. Any student who has graduated from Landmark and is interested in enrolling in the spring or fall of 2014 as a B.A. candidate should begin the re-enrollment process here.
This is an exciting time for Landmark College. We look forward to seeing our first cohort of BA students in action.
Questions about the B.A. in Liberal Studies? Find some answers.
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, Arts, and Social Sciences. It offers broad elective choices in other departments, such as Mathematics and Computer Science, Business, Natural Sciences, and World Languages, and it is designed to prepare its graduates to begin work after graduation or to further their studies.
Landmark College has traditionally been a college that teaches students 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, 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 and experiential and that capitalizes on the notion that true learning can be made tangible.
Questions? Contact us for more information!
Ann McCloskey, M.A.