Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Day)
NDNU’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies prepares students for a career in elementary education.The program is specifically designed to present the student with a wealth of academically rigorous and intellectually stimulating courses in relevant content areas. Interdisciplinary in nature, students do substantial work in language studies, literature, culture and language, mathematics, natural science, history and social science, the arts, and human development. The goal of such breadth is to prepare and encourage students to become lifelong learners, acquiring knowledge and developing skills and habits of thinking that will continue into their professional careers. The Liberal Studies/Education Department advisors provide step-by-step guidance to the student in choosing the best course of study that fits the individual’s background and interests and state credentialing requirements.
The Liberal Studies program remains one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus, and while the major is especially recommended for students planning a career in elementary education, it is also appropriate for any student seeking a broad liberal arts education, including those preparing for law school.
While the Liberal Studies program specifically prepares NDNU graduates for the field of elementary education, many of the courses are appropriate for those seeking teaching careers in middle school or high school. Such students should major in the area they wish to teach (i.e., English, history, etc.) and work with faculty of the School of Education and Leadership to prepare for the Single Subject credential program upon graduation.
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
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