A.A. & B.A. in Liberal Studies

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Position yourself for success in a multitude of industries with a degree in Liberal Studies.

Why Study Liberal Studies at Rivier?

Rivier’s Liberal Studies program offers you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your individual career interests. You will gain insight into a variety of topics along with significant study in a humanities discipline of your choice, from the fields of art history, history, language, literature, philosophy, or religious studies.

As a Liberal Studies major, you can expect to acquire a well-developed capacity for independent thought, the ability to think, write, and speak critically, and an appreciation of the past as a backdrop for understanding contemporary life and society.

For greater flexibility, Rivier offers both an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberals degree. Our liberal arts-centered programs are widely recognized as valuable not only in producing a well-rounded, truly educated person, but also in providing a strong foundation for any number of careers in our rapidly changing world.

In this program you will:

  • Become an effective communicator and collaborator
  • Advance your information literacy and intercultural knowledge
  • Develop critical reading, research, and writing skills
  • Learn the work habits needed for success in the 21st-century workforce

Get Ready for the World

You will have the opportunity to conduct an internship at a variety of sites that match your career goals. You’ll gain resume-building experience and the opportunity to build your professional network ahead of graduation.

Several on-campus clubs and organizations offer leadership and co-curricular opportunities to enhance your overall education. You can also take advantage of opportunities to study abroad and participate in faculty-led teaching trips that will supplement your classroom learning.

The B.A. in Liberal Studies prepares you for a wide range of master’s degree programs, as well. Those students who choose to further their education, either immediately after graduation or years later, will have the strong educational base needed to advance to graduate study.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

You’ll learn foundational skills you can apply to a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors.


  • Business Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Health and Human Services Workers
  • Government Officials
  • Nonprofit Organization Leaders
  • Human Resources Managers

Graduate Studies

Alumni of our Liberal Studies program are well positioned to pursue graduate studies in communications, law, business, and other fields.

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Journeys of Transformation

Guided by a journey of self-awareness and discovery, the Core Curriculum lays the foundation for success as you embark on your academic journey at Rivier.


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Prepare for the career of your choice with a versatile degree in Liberal Studies.