Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate
Studies
Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

A liberal arts degree provides students with a solid foundation for graduate studies in a wide variety of disciplines. Many students choose a liberal arts degree if they are undecided about their area of focus and wish to explore multiple disciplines.

Overview

The Liberal Arts Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and expanding knowledge in a wide array of areas. Courses from mathematics and science to literature and history provide students with the opportunity to explore diverse disciplines as they investigate potential career paths. The major is particularly well suited for students who are academically curious but undecided about a specific area of focus. 

Students are encouraged to explore electives and take advantage of research and internship opportunities both on and off campus, working with professors and professionals who are active in their area of interest. At Eastern Nazarene College, students earn their degrees in a supportive community that encourages both academic exploration and spiritual growth.

Career Paths

Students may use a degree in liberal arts to pursue a wide variety of careers including journalist, publicist, human resources manager, and others. Many students apply to graduate programs in an area of interest such as education, business, and humanities.

Liberal Arts Degree Requirements (BA)

GENERAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS   

  • Complete general education requirements   
  • Earn a minimum of 123 graduation credits   
  • Pass the program comprehensive exam  
  • Complete the Liberal Arts Core  
  • Complete electives from several disciplines  

Liberal Arts Core (all required), minimum grade C-, 22 credits  

  • 1 Math Course (100 level or above) 3  
  • 1 Lab Science Course (from BI, CH or PY) 4  
  • BA231 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
  • GO210 American Political Institutions 3  
  • GO220 World Political Geography 3  
  • HI150 American Experience 3  
  • 1 Literature Course (200 level or above)  

Choose five courses in major field of study, 200 level or above, minimum grade C-, 15 credits  

Major field may be any science, education, communication arts, journalism & writing, history, math, social science, religion, or theatre for social justice.  

Elective Courses 

Students may choose additional courses in any of the fields of their choice. This may include those they have chosen for their emphasis or options to explore other disciplines.  

Program Type

Major

Degree

B.A.

Area of Study

Humanities

Contact Us

Lorne Ranstrom

Chair, Division of Professional Studies

617-745-3528

Lorne.W.Ranstrom@enc.edu

Angell Hall, 37

Why faculty love the Liberal Arts

Portrait
A liberal arts education prepares students to become adaptable learners and thinkers, providing them with the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly-changing and increasingly diverse society.​”

William McCoy
Associate Professor of History

So Many Ways To Get Started

Request Information

23 East Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170 (617) 745-3000

Social Media