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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

About the B.A. in Liberal Arts Degree

The Liberal Arts program at Cedarville University is ideally suited for students with broad interests and strong academic abilities who are eager to pursue their God-given passion and proclaim Christ in every area of life. A liberal arts education will equip you with an invaluable set of employability skills, including critical thinking, effective communication, and the capacity for lifelong learning. A liberal arts degree is also an excellent preparation for graduate school, medical school, law school, or seminary.

Why Study Liberal Arts at Cedarville?

Liberal Arts Program Highlights

Customized — As a liberal arts major, you will experience an innovative curriculum that is personalized to your interests and career goals. Choose from five concentration areas: philosophy and theology, fine arts, language and literature, science and math, and social science and history.

Personalized education plan — You will work closely with your faculty mentor to create an individualized education plan.

Travel study — A required travel study experience will help you broaden your understanding of global issues and appreciation for different cultures as you live and learn in a different country.

What Can I Do With Liberal Arts?

The major is designed for serious students who wish to grow academically in their understanding of the liberal arts as well as enhance their level of learning in all facets of life experiences. You will be prepared for further study in graduate school, law school, medical school, or seminary as well as for careers in education, library science, museums of art, music, natural history, government service, theatre production, sales, marketing, and local church ministry.

Graduates have pursued additional study at places such as Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, University of Buffalo, and the University of Virginia Medical School. Others have pursued positions in linguistics and TESOL living abroad.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Honors Program — Many liberal arts majors also participate in the Honors Program at Cedarville. This program is specifically designed for a student who loves learning and discovering connections between various disciplines.

Student organization — Tau Delta Kappa provides an opportunity for fellowship, ministry, exchange of ideas, and support of students involved in the honors program. TDK students also tutor school children in the Cedarville area.

Cocurricular activities — Cocurricular experiences like theatre, debate, Model U.N., and forensics teams allow liberal arts majors to apply their classroom experience practically.

Study abroad — As a liberal arts major you will participate in a required study abroad experience ranging from Oxford University to the Christian music center in Australia. There are other programs in Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Jerusalem, and Cairo, Egypt. This is only a sample; the opportunities are nearly limitless!

Liberal Arts student studies abroad in Europe

Study in Europe

Read about one recent liberal arts major’s life-changing semester abroad.

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Music Professor Wins American Prize for Original Ballet Score

Dr. Austin Jaquith produced the 90-minute selection for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.

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Liberal Arts Degree Helps Graduates Succeed

Read a Cedarville Magazine article that explains how a liberal arts education helps graduates succeed in the marketplace.

Placement Success

We're proud of our successful graduates! 100% of 2018 liberal arts program graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville's other placement rates.

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AYO Dance Company Celebrates Growth in the Garden

Student organization will host its Fall Showcase on November 15 and 16.

Born to Be Brave

Born to be Brave: A Father-Son Connection Event

One-day conference will be held Thursday in the DeVries Theatre at the Stevens Student Center.

Etiquette dinner

Etiquette Dinner Feeds Students Professional Savvy

The career services department will host an etiquette dinner for students on Wednesday, November 6,

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Professor's Non-Profit Honored at the Statehouse

Addiction Policy Forum's Innovation Now Award is being presented to Her Story.

Program Faculty

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Kevin Sims, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Political Science

  • Location HGC 109
  • Phone 937-766-4971
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Nate Hnatiuk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

  • Location ENS 379
  • Phone 937-766-3787
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Liberal Arts Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take Introduction to Liberal Arts and a choice of a core concentration out of five fields of study and complete a senior capstone project. Additionally, you will be required to study abroad for a semester, an opportunity that has been the highlight of the program for many of our students.

Sample courses:
  • Senior Project
  • Senior Research Methodology
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog