Degrees and Majors

Studies in the liberal arts prepare students for life-long careers.

The School of Liberal Arts consists of the:

The liberal arts core provides an interactive and mutually enriching curriculum that empowers students to become multi-dimensional critical and creative thinkers and life-long learners.

Preparation for the Future

The school provides a well-rounded foundation in knowledge and skills to prepare students for a wide range of graduate programs and professional career paths including:

  • Church Relations
  • College and Secondary Teaching
  • Diplomacy
  • Government Relations
  • Law and Paralegal
  • Library, Art, and Museum Administration
  • Media Production and Journalism
  • Public Administration
  • Sales and Institutional Management
  • School Administration
  • Social Work and Professional Counseling

In conjunction with the Office of Internships and Career Services, each department assists students in graduate school preparation and applications, job searches, resume writing, interview skills, and community networking. Students also participate in formal protocol dinners to practice the art of proper social interaction and communication.


Recent liberal arts graduates have secured positions in teaching, communications, government and social work, journalism, executive and pastoral leadership, law, counseling, and public administration.

Areas of Study

Art History
Art Therapy *
Catholic Studies
Clinical Health Psychology *
English as a Second Language (ESL) **
Ethics *
Studio Art *
Gender Studies **
German **
Global Studies **
Graphic Design
Human Resource Development *
Music Education
Music Performance
Pastoral Leadership
Pastoral Music Ministry
Peace and Justice Studies **
Political Science
Prelaw *
Pre-Thelogy *
Religious Education
Sport Psychology *
Theatre **
Writing *

* concentration
** minor

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