The liberal studies program fosters the strengths both prospective employers and graduate and professional schools value in a liberal-arts degree: rigorous academics, critical thinking and effective communication. In addition, it encourages students to explore points of contact between disciplines and allows them to incorporate biblical perspectives into an academically challenging degree program. It preserves the foundational strengths of a liberal arts degree while preparing students for the flexibility demanded in today’s changing work environments, and it offers students an opportunity to distinguish themselves by choosing the honors curriculum. Beyond preparing students for future careers and further study, it equips them for more effective service in the community, the family and the church.
Students preparing for law school can customize an interdisciplinary program of study within the liberal studies program, selecting relevant upper-division courses in such disciplines as English, history and communication, as well as biblical literature. This degree offers students a rich and diverse liberal arts education that emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills.
Students preparing for medical school or professional training in other health fields can customize an interdisciplinary program of study within the liberal studies program, selecting relevant upper-division courses in such disciplines as health sciences and behavioral science, as well as biblical literature. This Bachelor of Arts degree program offers students a unique combination of flexibility as they prepare for the medical school application process and for the appropriate admissions examinations.