For some students, the liberal studies program is a pathway to a teaching career; for others, it’s a convenient way to finish a bachelor’s degree that prepares them for their field of choice. Whether your goal is to become a teacher or to obtain a broad liberal arts education, this major will direct you toward success—and faculty advisors will support you along the way.
- Students interested in teaching in elementary classrooms in California can use this major to gain the subject matter preparation required for credential programs. HNU also offers a teaching credential program.
- The major includes foundation and advanced courses in the traditional liberal arts fields: humanities, fine and performing arts, mathematics and science, and the social sciences.
- Students customize their education by choosing a 12-unit concentration in one field of study. Possible concentrations include language arts, physical science, and humanities in world culture. Students can also design their own concentrations.
- The degree can usually be completed in two years, depending on transferable credits.
- Classes meet in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate busy schedules.
- The program offers small classes and frequent interactions with professors. Students are advised by faculty, so they benefit from personal attention from advisors who truly know them.
- Internships and career counselors help students explore employment options. Before graduating, students present a portfolio of their college work and meet with advisors to assess their preparation for future work and study.