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Liberal Studies

Customize your Program

Customized studies are a hallmark of the Leighton's Liberal Studies programs. Benefit from a core of interdisciplinary, liberal arts courses—building foundational skills for any career—while balancing the breadth and depth of specialized topics relevant to your educational interest. The Liberal Studies program allows students to create an individualized curriculum composed of courses and experiences which meet their individual career needs. The online BS in Liberal Studies or the AS in Liberal Studies offers the opportunity to align your studies to your interests—not the other way around.

You will be able to make connections across various fields of your choosing, applying knowledge to real-world problems, and gaining diverse and applicable skills such as problem-solving, research, leadership, and teamwork. Rather than focus on one major field of study, liberal studies programs introduce students to a wide range of academic subjects to provide a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education.

In addition to a flexible program of study, students complete an in-depth internship/community service/external experience. Through this “real world" experience students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their Leighton's coursework. In this external experience, students practice and hone their critical thinking, communication, and discipline-specific skills.

At Leighton University, the program’s rigorous curriculum prepares students for a world that calls individuals who possess critical and creative thinking. This flexible design also provides opportunities for students to explore an area of concentration or of special interest.

Did you Know?
*College graduates earns at least $25,000 a year more that a high school graduate.

*Allen Chen, “More education: Lower unemployment, higher earnings," Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2017.

Experience the Leighton University Difference . . .

Balancing work, life, and education is a challenge. We understand and want to help working adults achieve their educational and career goals. At Leighton University, you are connected with caring and supportive faculty and staff, and other highly-motivated students.

The Bachelor's of Science in Liberal Studies programs emphasize a broad learning experience for the student and a wider perspective than that provided by any other undergraduate majors. The design of the programs offer students the opportunity to participate in an broad interdisciplinary, academically sound and goal-oriented education directly relevant to the student’s intellectual development and career goals.

The Associate of Sciences degree in Liberal Studies a solid foundation for learners who plan to transfer to a four-year program and continue studying various majors in the arts & sciences.  Pathways are described in some areas to guide general education choices and free electives that will build toward an A.S. that allows learners to explore exciting areas of learning and meet CORE requirements.

Associate of Science in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is one that combines multiple academic areas of study in pursuit of your associate degree. The benefit of an Liberal Studies program is that you can tailor your education to meet your specific needs. Thus, as a Liberal Studies student, you take an active role in designing your own educational plans to help match your defined career goals.

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

Have you taken courses over the years but never completed a degree? Even if you have credits from several colleges and universities and have not finished you bachelor's degree, you can complete your education and reach your goals with a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Liberal Studies. You’ll be designing your own course schedule and program with your advisors.