liberal arts

Liberal arts

Program description

An associate degree in liberal arts exposes you to a variety of subjects and skills that will enhance critical thinking and communication skills and provide credits that are easily transferable into a four-year institution.

Through our two-year program in liberal arts you will discover which topics interest you, what you are passionate about, and how to apply your strengths into a profession.

After completing your associate degree in liberal arts, you will receive direct admittance to Marian University to complete your bachelor's degree. All of your credits will transfer, and most students will complete their bachelor's degree in two additional years.

Credits and classes

To earn our 64-credit business administration associate degree, you will complete 34-general education credit hours and 30-core business credit hours.

Core General Education Program Credits
(Integrated courses in topics such as English, Communication, Philosophy, Social Science, and Environmental Studies.) 34

For their degree, students in the Associate of Arts track take ten courses in the following areas:

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts 3
Finance 111 – Personal Finance 6
Two courses in Social Science (either in Psychology or Sociology) 6
Two courses in Arts (from English, Communication, Foreign Language, or Humanities) 6
ive courses concentrating in either Social Science or Arts 15
Total credits 30

Students will attend class two days per week, all day. The other three days each week class will not be held to ensure students have ample time to work so you can earn while you learn.

weekly schedule

Early in the program students will build written, oral, and teamwork skills while fulfilling general education requirements. In addition to class work, time is built into the schedule for studying or meeting with faculty and classmates.

Sample of a daily schedule

8-9:15 Philosophy 130 – Session A
9:15-9:30 Break
9:30-10:45 Philosophy 130 – Session B
10:45-12 Break/Appointments/Lunch
12-1:15 English 112 – Session A
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2:45 English 112 – Session B
2:45-4 Study Time / Appointments for individual or group mentoring

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Paths after graduation

Bachelor Degree options
After completing your associate degree, you will receive direct admittance to Marian University to complete your bachelor's degree. All of your credits will transfer, and most students will complete their bachelor's degree in two additional years.

You can also transfer your credits to another four-year institution. We will help you identify which path is the right fit for you, and develop a plan to ensure you continue to achieve your goals.

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