Major in Liberal Studies - Associate of Arts Degree

Explore Your Options

If you're interested in a liberal studies degree in PA, you'll find the Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies program at Gwynedd Mercy University offers a broad foundation of general knowledge. This degree includes courses in behavioral and social sciences, humanities, history, language, literature, natural science, and fine arts. An associate degree in liberal studies is an ideal choice if you're interested in exploring several areas in a short amount of time.

The GMercyU Difference

Through this program, you can expand your horizons by taking courses in English, history, philosophy, music, art, and psychology, among others. The liberal studies curriculum provides a solid but flexible knowledge base that you can build upon with later programs. Other benefits of choosing GMercyU as a liberal studies major include:

  • Small classes with plenty of personal attention from faculty
  • An emphasis on service that has the power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others
  • Leadership and career development opportunities
  • Liberal arts curriculum that focuses on the critical thinking and communication skills that are much in demand in today’s global marketplace

Continuing Your Education

Begin with an Associate Degree in Liberal Studies and you can apply your credits toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at GMercyU. The expansive curriculum available as a liberal studies major touches on many diverse areas, so you can discover the discipline you enjoy most for the next step of your educational or professional journey.

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.


In addition, 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, or Fine Arts Electives (2)

History Elective

Humanities Electives (3)

PSY 100 General Psychology

Credit Requirements
A minimum of 63 credits is required for an associate in liberal studies degree.

See the undergraduate catalog for more information and course descriptions.