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Liberal Arts (BA)

About the Liberal Arts Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Program at Fisher College will lead to a well-rounded student able to continue to even higher-level study or to begin a career.  The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program at Fisher will produce a student who is knowledgeable in many areas and is highly proficient in written and oral communication, in analysis and synthesis, in quantitative reasoning, in problem solving, and in data-driven decision making. In addition to completing the Fisher College core requirements in English and mathematics, the Liberal Arts graduate must successfully complete course work in communications, fine arts, history, foreign language, literature, science, intermediate-level writing, public speaking, and interdisciplinary study connecting at least the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and she/he must complete a senior project and internship.

Learning Outcomes
  • Express ideas orally and in writing.
  • Analyze data quantitatively and qualitatively and draw accurate inferences.
  • Conduct research demonstrating information literacy.
  • Demonstrate sufficient computer skills for success in college and employment.
  • Produce effective research papers and presentations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation of multicultural, including global, perspectives.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of history and that discipline’s approaches to organizing knowledge.
  • Demonstrate at least an elementary knowledge of and ability to use a language other than English.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of inquiry and analysis both within and among traditional liberal arts and sciences disciplines (humanities, natural sciences, social sciences).
Liberal Arts Career Track

The successful Liberal Arts graduate has the skill, experience, flexibility of mind, and appreciation of diversity to move on to master’s and Ph.D. study, to begin employment, and to be a productive citizen.  Potential careers can include (but are not limited to) teaching, communications, media, advertising, public service or law. Liberal Arts majors receive employment in government, non-profit, science, social science, music, theater, history, or language sectors.


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Liberal Arts Program Requirements

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications    3
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience 1  
  Math/Science/Computer Science Elective 3  
  Fine Arts Elective 3  
  History Elective  3 3
  Liberal Arts Elective   3
  Free Elective or minor 3 3
  Total Credit 16 15


Second Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CM105 Public Speaking 3  
EN201 Intermediate Writing   3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology   3
  Humanities Elective 3  
  Lab Science Elective 4  
  Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3  
  Literature Elective   3
  Social Science Elective   3
  Free Elective or minor 3 3
  Total Credits 16 15

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
Introduction to Human Communication/
Introduction to Mass Communication
IS220 Preparation for Careers and Life after College 3  
LB460 Liberal Arts Internship   3
  Humanities Elective 3  
  Global Awareness Elective 3  
  Liberal Arts Elective 3  
  Literature Elective (300-400 level)   3
  Science Elective   3/4
  Social Sciences Elective 3  
  Free Elective or minor   3
  Total Credits 15 15/16

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
LB440 Liberal Arts and Science Seminar1 3  
LB450 Senior Project   3
  Experiential Learning2   3
  Humanities Elective 3  
  Liberal Arts Elective  3 3
  Free Elective or minor 6 6
  Total Credits 15 15

Students in the Honors Program may substitute IS450 Senior Honors Thesis I for this course

May be fulfilled by LB461, IS317/ IS318, or a program director- approved research project