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

LAE 101English Composition I

5

LAE 102English Composition II

5

Humanities

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

LAH 120Logic and Effective Thinking

5

Fine Arts

LAA 110Introduction to Art

2

LAU 110Introduction to Music

2

Quantitative Reasoning

LAM 110College Mathematics: Application of Mathematical Ideas

5

and

LAM 106Basic Statistics

5

or

or

LAM 216Statistical Methods

5

Physical and Life Sciences

LAN 110General Biology

5

LAN 150Survey of Physical Science

5

Social Sciences

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

LAS 300Contemporary World Cultures

5

and

LAS 105Introduction to Sociology

5

or

LAS 110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

5

or

LAS 115Introduction to Economics

5

or

LAS 118Introduction to Politics

5

or

LAS 120Introduction to American Politics

5

or

LAS 200U.S. History and Culture: 1492-1828

5

or

LAS 201U.S. History and Culture: 1828-1898

5

or

LAS 203U.S. History and Culture: 1898-Present

5

Behavioral Science

LAP 100General Psychology

5

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.