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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts major will introduce you to the intellectual heritage of Western Civilization.

What You'll Study

A Liberal Arts major puts you in control. You'll work with humanities faculty to develop a program unique to you. A Liberal Arts major will prepare you for graduate school or many career fields:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Ministry

What's Next?

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Flagler College was the best choice I’ve made so far, the small classes and departments have allowed me to gain friendships with my professors. Cassandra Dotson, Liberal Arts, 2016
Student Cassandra Dotson
Flagler College was the best choice I’ve made so far, the small classes and departments have allowed me to gain friendships with my professors. Cassandra Dotson, Liberal Arts, 2016

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements (16 Courses, 48 Credits)
42 credits plus two additional 100-200 level courses (six credits) taken from the current Flagler College General Education List or from additional courses identified by the Humanities Department Faculty.

  • Primary Discipline* (6 Courses, 18 Credits)
    18 credits at the 200 -400 level (at least two 300 level courses, one 400 level course, and the 400 level Senior Seminar or Independent Research Project)from one of the following major areas in the Humanities Department: History, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Religion, and Spanish; or in the Social Science: Political Science. An internship can be credited as the Independent Research Project. However, it must address all three disciplines in some form, and receive the approval of the Humanities Department Chair.
  • Secondary Discipline One* (3 Courses, 9 Credits)
    Nine credits at the 200-400 level (at least two 300-400 level courses) from one Flagler College major or minor program that is considered to be among the liberal arts.**
  • Secondary Discipline Two* (3 Courses, 9 Credits)
    Nine credits at the 200-400 level (at least two 300-400 level courses) from one Flagler College major or minor program that is considered to be among the liberal arts.**

* Students majoring in liberal arts may only use one completed course from their General Education requirements towards the completion of their primary discipline. They may not use any completed General Education courses toward the completion of either secondary discipline.

** The areas of study for the primary and secondary disciplines are mutually exclusive. For example, a student cannot choose history as both a primary and secondary discipline or choose history for both secondary disciplines.

*** The liberal arts, according to the Carnegie Classification, include: English language and literature/letters; foreign languages and literatures; biological sciences; mathematics; philosophy and religion; physical sciences; psychology; social sciences and history; visual and performing arts; area, ethnic, and cultural studies; liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities; and multi/interdisciplinary studies.

Other Requirements

You may only use one completed course from your General Education requirements towards the completion of your primary discipline. You may not use any completed General Education courses toward the completion of either secondary discipline.

The areas of study for the primary and secondary disciplines are mutually exclusive. For example, you cannot choose history as both a primary and secondary discipline or choose history for both secondary disciplines.

The liberal arts, according to the Carnegie Classification, include:

  • English language and literature/letters
  • Foreign languages and literatures
  • Biological sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Physical sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences and history
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Area, ethnic, and cultural studies
  • Liberal arts and sciences
  • General studies
  • Humanities
  • Multi/interdisciplinary studies

Academic Planning

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