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, 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 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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Program Snapshot

Credits: 121
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months
Credits: 121
Semester Length: 15-weeks
Typical Time to Completion:
4 years


Boston Campus Only

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 30+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)

Program Requirements

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.