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About the BA in Liberal Arts Degree

Why Study Liberal Arts at Cedarville?

If you have a wide range of interests and enjoy a bit of everything, you might be struggling to choose a major. If this resonates with you, then a BA in liberal arts could be your perfect fit! This program is suited for students like you with broad interests, strong academic abilities, and an eagerness to pursue God.

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. This program is also an excellent way to prepare for graduate school, medical school, law school, or seminary. Graduating with a distinctly Christian liberal arts degree will open a wide array of career options and equip you to glorify Christ in whatever you do!

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Program Overview

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 a BA in Liberal Arts Degree?

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.

Graduate and professional programs and employers welcome Cedarville University graduates each year. It is important to note that some professional career fields you may pursue require additional education, experience, and/or licensure beyond the completion of your Cedarville University undergraduate degree.

Placement Success

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

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.

Co-Curricular Activities — Co-curricular 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!

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

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

Program Level and Format

  • Undergraduate
  • Residential
  • 4-Year
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Program Faculty

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Nate Hnatiuk, PhD

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Kevin Sims, PhD

Senior Professor of Political Science


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