Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts in Montgomery, Alabama

Liberal arts can be considered the basis of all education in the Western tradition. Exploring human development through arts, philosophy, literature, and history, these studies build skills in critical thinking, writing, researching, and speaking. A liberal arts degree also provides a versatile entry point to many careers and an excellent foundation for graduate and professional studies. Within the framework of the faith-based community of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, the curriculum of liberal arts explores the meaning of human existence and action.

The Curriculum

To earn a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at Faulkner University, students are required to complete 120 credit hours. This total includes at least 36 upper-level credit hours. The departmental requirements include 18 credits hours for the completion of either a minor area of study or a pre-professional concentration. The latter includes a pre-medicine track, pre-law track, and IPPE*4 certification through the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Core Curriculum (50 hours)

  • Christian Literacy: 18 hours
    • Biblical Worldview I: 3 hours
    • Biblical Worldview II: 3 hours
    • Understanding the Bible: 3 hours
    • Christian Ethics: 3 hours
    • Marriage & Family: 3 hours
    • Christian Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Cultural Heritage Literacy: 9 hours
    • Western Tradition I: 3 hours
    • Western Tradition II: 3 hours
    • American Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Mathematical and Scientific Literacy: 7 hours
    • Mathematics Requirement
      • Finite Mathematics (or higher): 3 hours
    • Science Requirement
      • Perspectives in Biology OR Chemistry and Society OR other, higher, lab-accompanied BIO, CHM or PHY course: 4 hours
    • Information and Communication Literacy: 9 hours
      • Composition and Literature
        • English Composition I: 3 hours
        • English Composition II: 3 hours
        • EH 2301 OR EH 2303 OR EH2304: 3 hours
      • Personal and Social Literacy: 7 hours
      • Personal
        • Lifetime Fitness: 3 hours
        • Faulkner Foundations or Faulkner Foundations - Transfer: 1 hour
      • Social Science
        • Intro to American Constitutional Government: 3 hours
      • Foreign Language Literacy: 6 hours
        • New Testament Greek I/II
        • Biblical Hebrew I/II
        • Latin I/II
        • Introductory Spanish I/II

Professional Literacy (48 hours)

  • Discipline Required Courses: 30 hours
    • How Markets Work: 3 hours
    • Advanced Composition: 3 hours
    • Western Philosophic Heritage: 3 hours
    • Moral Philosophy: 3 hours
    • Logic for Liberal Arts: 3 hours
    • Senior Seminar: 3 hours
    • Beauty and the Liberal Arts: 3 hours
    • Internship: 3 hours
  • Choose one of the following: 3 hours
    • Literary Criticism
    • Shakespeare
    • Studies in the Novel
    • Chaucer and Medieval Studies
  • Choose one of the following: 3 hours
    • Non-Western Civilization
    • Medieval Europe
    • Renaissance and Reformation
    • Early Modern Europe
    • Modern Europe
    • Historiography & Philosophy of History

Departmental Requirements (18 hours)

  • Minor or Concentration includes 6 courses within a disciplinary or pre-professional concentration, with a minimum of 6 upper-division credits

General Electives (16 hours)

  • May include HU 2099 OR HU 3099 Individualized Study: 1 to 3 hours

Enroll in Our Liberal Arts Degree Program Today

For students who want to explore the big questions in life and history, a liberal arts degree is ideal. Within the Humanities Department, the curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts guides students to do just that within the context of a Christian, faith-based community of learning. Having gained skills in writing, speaking, and thinking, graduates will be well on their way to meaningful careers in business, government, and education. Apply now or request more information today.