Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts Degree (Day)

Many students ask, “What does a Liberal Arts degree do for me?” Well, to start, a major in the Liberal Arts at Fisher offers you a wide overview of the arts, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and enough free electives to explore many other areas of interest to you. The many courses of study within the Liberal Arts Program include English language and literature, fine and performing arts, government/political science, history (world and western, including history of Boston), mathematics, modern languages, natural sciences, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies.

The Liberal Arts Program provides you with a well-rounded education for transfer to a baccalaureate program or for various entry-level career positions. The Program’s curriculum is specifically designed to fulfill the core requirements taken in the first two years of most bachelor-degree programs, including, of course, the degrees offered at Fisher.

The communication, reasoning, and critical-thinking skills you develop in the Liberal Arts Program are appealing to employers looking for someone who has the proven ability to think about different topics and who has not been trained to work in only one frame of mind. A major in Liberal Arts gives you the tools to observe, investigate, and analyze our ever-changing world. Moreover, since most college graduates in the 21st century are predicted to change careers at least once and possibly several times, the highly transferable abilities that are a hallmark of a liberal education will help you make any career change smoothly and successfully.

"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks."
- Albert Einstein
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