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

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Prepare for a rewarding career in today's rapidly changing world.

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

A degree in Liberal Studies provides a broad background in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities, in contrast to the more specialized focus of those majors that emphasize technical and professional training. The liberal arts-centered program of study is widely recognized today as valuable not only in producing a well-rounded, truly educated person, but also in providing a desirable and valuable foundation for any number of careers in a rapidly changing world.

The liberal studies major 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.

Liberal studies graduates are informed participants in the life of the community and adaptable to changing circumstances of life and occupation.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction. 

B.A. in Liberal Studies graduates can pursue roles in:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Health and human services
  • Government
  • Retail management
  • Non-profit organizations

Note: Some careers may require additional graduate study and/or certification.

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career or major planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the Center’s web page.


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