Liberal Arts Studies, B.A.

NLU's Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Studies is for students who are interested in getting a well-rounded education in the liberal arts while specializing in the areas of interest outlined in the majors and minors below.

Program Details:

  • Requires 180 QH, including 60 quarter hours of General Education, for completion 
  • Requires a minimum grade of “C” in all courses
  • Requires ECT – English Competency Test OR completing LAE 101 and LAE 102 at NLU with a grade of “C” or better
  • Credit by examination and credit by proficiency are accepted for general education and elective credit
  • Students must complete two majors OR one major and two minors, listed below

Majors:

Minors:

Required Courses

Communications

LAE101English Composition I

LAE102English Composition II

Humanities

One Humanities course (foreign language preferred) and the required course below

LAH120Logic and Effective Thinking

Fine Arts

LAA110Introduction to Art

LAU110Introduction to Music

Quantitative Reasoning

LAM110College Mathematics: Application of Mathematical Ideas

and

LAM106Basic Statistics

or

LAM130Mathematics in an Information Age

or

LAM216Statistical Methods

Physical and Life Sciences

LAN110General Biology

LAN150Survey of Physical Science

Social Sciences

Contemporary World Cultures and one introductory Social Science course or one U.S. History course. The courses below are recommended: 

LAS300Contemporary World Cultures

and

LAS105Introduction to Sociology

or

LAS110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

or

LAS115Introduction to Economics

or

LAS118Introduction to Politics

or

LAS120Introduction to American Politics

or

LAS200U.S. History and Culture: 1492-1828

or

LAS201U.S. History and Culture: 1828-1898

or

LAS203U.S. History and Culture: 1898-Present

Behavioral Science

LAP100General Psychology

Additional General Education Requirements

One undergraduate English, Speech or Drama course (5 QH) and one additional Science course

Two Liberal Arts Majors - 90 QH

Choosing this option means selecting an additional 30 QH of electives.

One Liberal Arts Major and Two Liberal Arts Minors - 105 QH

Choosing this option means selecting an additional 15 QH of electives.