Major in Liberal Studies - Associate of Arts Degree


Want to explore several areas in a short amount of time? A liberal arts degree is an ideal option.

GMercyU's Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies program offers a broad foundation of general knowledge spanning courses from behavioral and social sciences to humanities, history, language, literature, natural science, and fine arts. 

Why Choose GMercyU

The Liberal Studies program will help you discover what you love and offer you a solid but flexible knowledge base to build upon in a future program. You'll expand your horizons by taking courses in English, history, philosophy, music, art, and psychology, among others.

Other benefits of choosing GMercyU as a liberal studies major include:

  • Small classes with plenty of personal attention from faculty (there are no teaching assistants at GMercyU)
  • An emphasis on service and making a difference in your life and the lives of others
  • Leadership and career development opportunities
  • A focus on the critical thinking and communication skills that today's employers want 


In addition to satisfying the University’s general education requirements, you will need to complete 21 credits as a liberal studies major in the following areas:

Language, Literature and Fine Arts - 6 credits

ENG Literature Elective
  LLFA Elective

Humanities - 12 credits

  HIS elective
  GEO, HIS, PHL, POL OR RS Elective
  GEO, HIS, PHL, POL OR RS Elective
         GEO, HIS, PHL, POL OR RS Elective

Behavioral & Social Sciences - 3 credits

PSY 100  General Psychology

Credit Requirements

A minimum of 63 credits is required for an associate in liberal studies degree. For more information and course descriptions, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.

Undergraduate Minors 

Increase the value of your Associate of Arts Liberal Studies degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals when you major in liberal studies.

Continue Your Education

Once you've found your passion, take the next step of your educational or professional journey! Apply your AS in Liberal Arts degree credits toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at GMercyU.