May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts BS

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The Andrews University liberal arts curriculum seeks to challenge students by preparing them for an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Liberal Arts students will be required to keep a portfolio of work done during their education in order to demonstrate progress toward meeting learning objectives

Why and For Whom

  • Person with a broader interest than a single discipline
  • For those who switched majors
  • Fall-back for the capable student
  • More flexible than single-discipline degree
  • For affiliate campuses – only approved concentrations

Concentrations Options:

  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary

Total Credits - 120

Concentration - 40-42

Sciences Concentration - 42

Social Sciences Concentration - 42

Interdisciplinary Concentration - 40

This concentration requires students to choose the equivalent of two 20-credit hour focus areas approved by the Andrews liberal arts advisory committee. At least 15 credits must be chosen from upper division courses.

Additional Requirements

Selection of courses is made in consultation with the academic advisor.

A minimum of 30 semester credits must be earned through Andrews University.

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Additional Information

The degree on the diploma and transcript will be listed as a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. The major on the transcript will be Liberal Arts, with a listing of one of four concentrations: Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary.

The Liberal Arts degree program will be administered from the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, with the Associate Dean assigned the responsibility to coordinate the advising of students. Academic oversight of the program will be the responsibility of the Liberal Arts Advisory Committee whose membership will include representation from the departments represented by the curricular requirements.

Restrictions on available minors for affiliate sites will be impacted by the terms and conditions of the specific affiliation agreement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Effective communication.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and the preparation for lives of leadership and service.

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