Liberal Arts (B.A.)

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.

Students will advance what they learn in those courses through a wide sequence of opportunities, and they will develop meaningful relationships across the boundaries of numerous disciplines.

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 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.


Arts & Humanities Option

The Arts and Humanities option is designed for students who desire a broad-based education that emphasizes connections of these areas to the other disciplines.

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Elementary Education Licensure (B.S.)

This licensure program is designed for students whose interest in the field of education goes beyond public classroom instruction.

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Natural & Mathematical Sciences Option

Natural & Mathematical Sciences is designed for students whose interest in the sciences 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.

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Social & Behavioral Sciences Option

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.

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Sampling of Classes

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

Graduate Schools

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

Potential Jobs

  • Teacher
  • Government
  • Ministry
  • Tutor
  • Business
  • Medicine (with a graduate degree in medicine)
  • Law