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Liberal Studies


Take a giant step forward with Edinboro University's two-year Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies program. It offers flexibility and choice to help you meet your career and professional objectives.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

This program embraces all liberal arts disciplines, offering you the opportunity to explore new topics and expand your intellectual curiosity.

Start by choosing a program of study that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant. Add core courses that help you think critically and communicate effectively.

The combination will give you the skills that employers want, and you need, to pursue a wide range of career paths - or to move on to earn your bachelor's degree.

How Edinboro Supports You.

Work with your faculty advisor to design your own plan of study from one of these five educational tracks:

  • Specialized field (Track A) - Select one university-approved minor comprised of 15-24 semester hours of course work.
  • Humanities (Track B) - Select six upper level humanities courses in disciplines including English, Art and/or Art History, Music, Philosophy, Communication and History.
  • Individualized Field (Track C) - Select 21 semester hours of career-related courses, determined in consultation with advisor.
  • Professional Communication (Track D) - Select 21 credits in English, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Sociology and/or Business.
  • Cultural literacy (Track E) - Select 21 credits in English, History, Geography, Communication, Sociology and/or Political Science.

Your Future

Wondering what you can do with this degree? Plenty!

Graduates of our Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies program have options. You will have the critical thinking and communications skills you need to succeed in life. Alumni of this program often transfer their credits and move into a four-year program at Edinboro or another university. Others advance their careers in fields such as:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Nonprofit management
  • Social services

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden
Department Chair
218 Dearborn Hall
Phone: 814-732-1584

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