Liberal Arts and Sciences

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.

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Common Degree/Major Names

BA
Combined Honours
BABSc
Liberal Arts and Sciences
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This is a great way to help you decide whether this subject area is really something you would want to study at the depth of a degree.

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Explore universities from our search engine that offer degrees within this field to get you started.

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Institution
Country
Campus Type
Size
Education Model
Selectivity
The American University of Paris
France
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Teaching Focused Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted)
College of Wooster
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Undergraduate Only Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted)
St. John's College
USA
City Island Campus, Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
St. John's is famous for our interdisciplinary, discussion-based Great Books curriculum.
Selective (25-50% admitted). Students are admitted primarily based on their academic performance and essay responses.
Loughborough University
UK
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
A comprehensive university offering Bachelors, Masters & research degrees across a range of subjects
Selective (25-50% admitted) - We look for students with high academic achievement, motivation & passion for their chosen subject
Duke Kunshan University (DKU)
China with a semester in the United States
City Island Campus
Small Institution <5000
Unique, new mutli-disciplinary model that results in both a Duke (US) degree and DKU (China) degree.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Amsterdam University College (AUC)
The Netherlands
City Campus, City Island Campus
Small Institution <5000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Florida
USA
Rural Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Purdue University-Main Campus
USA
Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Tier one research institution in the U.S. Many opportunities for undergraduate research.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Brunel University London
UK
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted) Admissions rate varies by subjects, with Medicine and Healthcare subjects extremely selective
California State University, Long Beach
USA
Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model): Accessible, Practical, Affordable
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Syracuse University
USA
City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
We offer both liberal arts and pre-professional programs of study, with a flexible curriculum.
Selective (25-50% admitted) Rates of admission vary by intended program of study
Minerva University
USA, South Korea, India, Germany, Argentina, UK and Taiwan.
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Fully active learning in every class. Small, engaging seminar format.
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/undergraduate-program/admissions/applicant-qualifications/
UBC - University of British Columbia
Canada
Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution (Vancouver) Medium Institution (Okanagan)
We are a comprehensive, research-based institution with flexible study options to suit individual learners’ needs.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Lancaster
UK, Germany, Ghana
Rural Campus, City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
We are one of the few universities to offer a major/minor system for the majority of our courses. This means that students will apply for a major subject through UCAS, then upon arrival choose an additional minor subject. Students will then study both of these subjects for their first year.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Rutgers University
USA
Urban City, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We are a large, state, research university. Our offerings include liberal arts and professional schools such as Business, Engineering, Performing and Visual Arts, Pharmacy, etc.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Reading
UK, Malaysia
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Single subject and extensive joint honours
Not given by institution
University of Toronto
Canada
City Island Campus, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
UofT is a leading comprehensive research institution where students can mix & match programs areas.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted). The majority of our programs want low to mid 30's, competitive areas STEM/BUS high 30s+
University of Leeds
UK
City Island Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We offer a wide variety of single honours and interdisciplinary programmes
Selective (25-50% admitted)
University of Pittsburgh
USA
City
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Pitt is a public, research 1 institution.
Selective (25-50% admitted) Pitt has rolling admissions meaning the earlier you apply the better your chance of acceptance.
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
City Campus, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Selective (25-50% admitted)
American University
USA
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Hampshire College
USA
Rural Campus
Small Institution <5000
Students design customized programs of study in collaboration with hand-picked faculty committees.
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) - No minimum grade requirements; applicants are assessed in a comprehensive, holistic review process.
University of Southern California (USC)
USA
City Island Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Liberal Arts Foundation with Subject Focus
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Northeastern University
USA
City Island Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Northeastern is a research university that emphasizes the application of knowledge in the real world.
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Regent’s University London
UK
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
5 main areas: Liberal Arts, Business, Psychology, Film & Media, Fashion & Design.
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
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