Liberal Arts, B.A.

The liberal arts major at CBU exposes students to the breadth and depth of human knowledge through study of the humanities and sciences as well as through specialization in one or more concentrations.

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Program Intro

Students in CBU's liberal arts bachelor's program are well prepared to think deeply and creatively, developing the intellectual flexibility to explore and evaluate a wide range of problems and solutions from multiple perspectives, including a biblical worldview. Students in this major are equipped to serve in local and global contexts as well-rounded citizens whose interdisciplinary skills and knowledge enable them to contribute to human flourishing.

109 Units

*97-109 Units

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45 Concentrations
30 Required Major Courses

Why Study Liberal Arts at CBU?

Graduate with endless options

Students take courses in a wide variety of subjects but can choose to specialize in one of over 40 different areas — from anthropology to social work. 

Program Details

LBA 101: Introduction to the Liberal Arts

This course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete their foundational courses in the study of humanities, including literature, history, Christian Studies, philosophy, and art, as well as in math and science.

HUM 213: Humanities I

The course consists of interrelations of history, art, literature, music, and philosophy.

MAT 123: Survey of Mathematics

This is a survey course covering the topics of critical thinking skills, inductive reasoning, problem solving, sets, logic, number theory, algebra, graphs and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, euclidean and non-euclidean geometry, groups, finance, probability, and statistics.

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  • Art History
  • American Studies
  • American Sign Language
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • British Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Children’s Literature
  • Christian Behavioral Science
  • Christian Studies
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Creative Writing
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Journalism and News Media
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate Management
  • Science
  • Single-Discipline Specialization 
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Spanish for Teachers
  • Statistics
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Visual Media
  • Worship Arts
  • Writing

Laura Veltman, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Associate Dean, Division of Arts and Letters

Office Phone: 951-343-4649
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 252


Career Possibilities

Liberal arts majors can apply their field of study to a variety of careers. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Leader
  • Manager
  • Counselor
  • Teacher

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