BA Liberal Studies

You’ve had rich life experiences, and your wealth of knowledge is proof. Now enhance your real world learning with interdisciplinary studies at Saint Leo University. As a Liberal Studies student at Florida's oldest Catholic institution of higher education, you'll build skills in writing and critical thinking you can take with you on your next great adventure.

Why choose Liberal Studies at Saint Leo?

Saint Leo’s flexible curriculum lets you reach personal and career aspirations without sacrificing your fulltime responsibilities at home or at work.

As a Liberal Studies student at a Saint Leo Education Center, you'll deepen your capacity for critical thinking, problem solving and creativity, and learn to participate effectively in the global community. Take a common core of courses—identical to University Campus courses—in the social and natural sciences, humanities, fine arts, religion and philosophy. Explore the interdependence between humans and the ecosphere; the interrelationships among business, government and society; and cross-cultural perspectives on human behavior, including bio- and socio-ethical issues, and consciousness and spiritual growth.

Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, Saint Leo University creates a student-centered environment in which love of learning is of prime importance.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Environmental Studies: Creating Sustainable Societies
  • Business, Government, and Society
  • Survey of Major Writers of the 20th Century
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Behavior

Professional development opportunities

Integrate your cumulative knowledge into a senior research project. In this capstone course, you'll explore an issue or theme in a single text from the perspective of the social and natural sciences, humanities, fine arts or business. You’ll practice clear communication and critical thinking—skills essential to success in any profession.

What can you do with a degree in Liberal Studies?

Liberal studies graduates find careers in business, government, and social service agencies. The interdisciplinary program also provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in law and education.

  • Journalist
  • Policy Analyst
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Urban Planner
  • Politician
  • Nonprofit Organizational Director
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Speech Writer
  • Archivist
  • Museum Manager