Liberal Arts - BA

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

About This Degree

The liberal arts program helps students gain a basic understanding of the development of civilization, historical and cultural traditions, political institutions and processes, and develop an appreciation of fine arts and literature.

Because it covers such a broad base, it develops the student's rational thought and intellectual capabilities in many areas.

Students graduating with a degree in liberal arts are highly desired by employers in a number of areas. By completing a degree through this program, students show they are trainable, fast learners, motivated, flexible, and willing to take on new ideas and concepts. Because students also study a foreign language, they develop marketable language and communication skills, which are sought after by many employers.

What You Will Learn

Students are able to plan a multi-disciplinary academic program, focusing primarily on subjects in social science, humanities, and the arts. Students in the liberal arts major are strongly encouraged, but not required, to seek out second majors, strong minors, or area studies certificates, which provide knowledge and prerequisite skills for further education or increase opportunities for employment.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Many students who graduate in liberal arts continue on to higher education programs in a variety of areas, including medicine, law, dentistry, business, humanities, and social sciences. Because liberal arts majors develop strong skills in communication, critical thinking, and are flexible and adaptable learners, they can also pursue a wide range of careers upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree.

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Advising

We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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USU Locations

LOGAN CAMPUS

*This degree is available at various USU locations.

**This degree is 100% available online. USU is a SARA-approved institution offering fully online programs nationwide; please visit USU's state authorizations for details.

Admission

Admission Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the liberal arts program has additional requirements:

All Students: All students, including transfer students from other institutions or students transferring from other USU majors must complete 45 credits have a 2.50 GPA for admission to this major.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

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