Liberal Arts and Sciences

This is the name of a degree style commonly taught in the USA (and American Schools in Europe) where students study a wide range of subjects initially and then declare a major subject part way through.

In the UK there are several universities offering a ‘Liberal Arts’ or ‘Arts & Sciences’ degree. Each university has chosen a different structure but all the courses enable students to combine a number of different subjects and study a wider breadth whilst still having a ‘major’ field of study.

Many Dutch Universities have University Colleges attached to their institution where a ‘Liberal Arts & Science’ curriculum is taught with a similar philosophy to the USA. Each college offers a different range of subjects and often has an area they specialize in.
Almost all Canadian Universities offer a Bachelor or Arts and/or a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, which gives you similar freedom in class choice and some Colleges teach a Liberal Arts Curriculum.
Typically ‘Liberal Arts’ colleges and courses have smaller class sizes and more contact time with academics. In the UK and Europe this has made them competitive and prestigious programmes to gain a place on.

University of Birmingham

UK, UAE

Somewhat Selective

Burnett Global Education Ltd

Switzerland, Spain, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, France, Austria, UAE

Somewhat Selective, Selective, Less Selective

Johns Hopkins University

USA

Highly Selective

Leiden University

Netherlands

Somewhat Selective

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

USA

Selective

Northeastern University

USA

Highly Selective

University of Reading

UK, Malaysia

Not given by institution

Royal Holloway, University of London

UK

Somewhat Selective

Swansea University

UK

Somewhat Selective

UBC - University of British Columbia

Canada

Selective

University College Utrecht

Netherlands

Selective

University of Wisconsin-Madison

USA

Selective

Bishop's University

Canada

Somewhat Selective

Fordham University

USA

Selective

University of Lancaster

UK, Germany, Ghana

Selective

Maastricht University

The Netherlands

Less Selective, Selective

Mount Holyoke College

USA

Selective

The New School (NYC and Paris, including Parsons School of Design)

USA, France

Selective and Somewhat Selective

University of Richmond

USA

Highly Selective if needing financial aid, Selective if not

Rutgers University

USA

Selective

Tilburg University

The Netherlands

Less Selective

University College London

UK

Highly Selective

Wake Forest University

USA

Highly Selective

Bryn Mawr College

USA

Selective

Georgia Institute of Technology

USA

Highly Selective

University of Leeds

UK

Selective

Michigan State University

USA

Somewhat Selective

New York University

USA, UAE, China

Highly Selective

University of Pittsburgh

USA

Selective

Rollins College

USA

Somewhat Selective

Study Options

Australia, New Zealand

Open Admission, Less Selective, Somewhat Selective, Selective, Highly Selective

University of Toronto

Canada

Highly Selective, Selective

University of Southern California (USC)

USA

Highly Selective

University of Warwick

UK

Not Given

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