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Faulkner University offers an online Associate of Arts and Science degree with a concentration in Liberal Arts. The College of Arts and Sciences highlights the importance and versatility of a liberal arts education. An online liberal arts degree prepares students for entrance into bachelor degree programs as well as exciting career opportunities.

Objectives and Overview of the Program

The online associate degree in liberal arts is a helpful tool to advance your career while furthering your knowledge. Employers are consistently looking for potential hires that show many of the skills an online liberal arts degree offers, such as critical thinking, awareness of varied perspectives while working on a team, and adaptability when it comes to decision making. Workplaces are more complex and interconnected than ever before, and employers want graduates who can understand the bigger picture.

Faulkner University’s online liberal arts degree includes curriculum that emphasizes writing, reading, critical thinking and research as well as a focus on math, science, or business. Also, an online liberal arts degree from Faulkner University can be completed at a quicker pace than traditional programs, getting you on the path to your career faster.

Courses We Offer

The online liberal arts degree from Faulkner University requires courses taken in a variety of subjects, including but not limited to Christian literacy, cultural heritage, mathematics and sciences, computer programming, psychology, ethics, and English literature. By studying a broad base of courses, students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, a critical sense of their social location, and an awareness of social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and class that affects how organizations operate.

Course Requirements

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Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with a regular or advanced diploma or have a GED certificate
  • If out of high school for less than five years, ACT (minimum 18 composite) or SAT (minimum 970) scores are required. ACT or SAT scores are not required for anyone having graduated high school more than five years ago.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college or university.


2023-2024 Financial Information

Adult – Montgomery Campus $325 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Birmingham Extension Center $310 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Huntsville Extension Center $155 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Mobile Extension Center $325 per semester hour
Military Qualified Students (60 hours or less) $250 per semester hour
General Fee $350 per semester ($250 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee  $75 per semester hour
Emergency Response Fee $10 per semester, if at least one course is on campus
Applicable Course Fees see full tuition and fee schedule

If enrolling as a traditional student, please see the full tuition and fee schedule for applicable rates.