If you could design your own degree, where would it lead you?
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree offers motivated students an opportunity to create individualized majors that draw courses from several departments at SFA. These individualized majors are distinguished from double majors in that the area of overlap between the two or more traditional disciplines is a core part of the B.A. in Liberal Studies program. Alumni of this program have gone on to work in such fields as human resources, the oil industry, and public service, or have pursued graduate degrees at such institutions as the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
"The BA in Liberal Studies allowed me to study psychology, sociology, and religious studies all at once...After I graduated in December of 2015, I began working for a non-profit in Nacogdoches called Love, INC. Specifically; I run a program called Adopt A Building that equips local churches in serving at lower-income apartments and neighborhoods throughout Nacogdoches. The BA in Liberal Studies allowed me to study the very fields I found most interesting while preparing me both for the "real world" of work and graduate school."Travis Cox BA in Liberal Studies 2015 Areas of Study: Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology Current Projects: non-profit work, candidate for MA in Christian Apologetics
The possible areas of study are limited only by the courses taught at SFA and the student's desire to find answers to his or her own questions through multiple academic lenses. For example, possible questions/topics include:
- Would you like to study Europe from multiple points of view?
- Are you interested in examining social issues through a variety of lenses?
- Are you interested in a multifaceted approach to studying religion?
- Do you want to explore cultural traditions, myths, and oral history from an interdisciplinary, folkloric point of view?.
Students who are interested in designing an individualized program of study are encouraged to contact Dr. Joyce Johnston. Information about the basic degree requirements is available here.
For more information on the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, please contact:
Dr. Joyce A. C. Johnston
Director of Multidisciplinary Degrees
Ferguson Building, Room 273 AC
P O Box 6082
Nacogdoches, TX. 75962-6082