Liberal Arts

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Under the supervision of the Liberal Arts Program advisor, students majoring in Liberal Arts are encouraged to explore their world through a more open medley of courses, to advance what they learn in those courses through a wide sequence of opportunities, and to develop meaningful relationships across the boundaries of numerous disciplines.

Choosing from concentrations in Arts & Humanities, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences, Liberal Arts majors are encouraged to pursue their desires and interests through a broad spectrum of possibilities, including internships, within which they can perfect their God-given skills and abilities. 

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Our Commitment to You

We expect students enrolled in courses we teach to develop a personal rigor that encourages them to excel in their studies. We also want students to learn to express their ideas through clear, persuasive writing—to be "able to make a defense for the hope that is within" them. Because we believe that a critical element in "making a difference in our world" is developing the ability to say what we mean and to mean what we say, we place a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking skills which will make that possible. The combination of skill, determination, and guidance will work together to create a most rewarding educational experience at Bryan College.

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  • Classical Studies is designed as an interdisciplinary course of study which focuses on ancient languages (Greek and/or Latin), and the study of history, art and culture, linguistics, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and theatre arts in the ancient world. Students enrolled in this option are encouraged to study the literary and material artifacts of Greece and Rome within the larger context of ancient Mediterranean cultures.
  • Elementary Education Licensure is designed for students whose interested in the field of education goes beyond public classroom instruction.
  • Natural & Mathematical Sciences is designed for students whose interest in the science or math is broad in nature and who wish to become uniquely trained to think through, innovate, and implement plans and programs relative to their fields of choice.
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences is designed for students seeking understanding of themselves and the world in which they live from a broad perspective, and who are seeking opportunities to apply what they learn in beneficial and meaningful ways.
  • Arts & Humanities is designed for individuals whose interests are wide-ranging and who are desirous of a broad-based education and the flexible opportunities such an education provides.

Potential Jobs

  • Teacher
  • Government
  • Ministry
  • Home-maker
  • Business
  • Medicine (with a graduate degree in medicine)
  • Law
  • More »

Graduate Schools

  • University of Tennessee
  • Purdue University
  • Oxford University
  • Clemson
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Vanderbilt University

Sampling of Classes

  • 16 hours from Arts & Humanities
  • 6 hours from Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • 6 hours from Natural & Mathematical Sciences
  • Liberal Arts Senior Thesis