Applied Liberal Arts Adult Degree Program
The Applied Liberal Arts major at Concordia University is designed to make sure that adult students emerge with a solid set of communication skills, concise writing and polished oral speaking abilities, and a great set of critical thinking skills. It builds upon the general education requirements and approaches the liberal arts from an integrated perspective, which is very valuable to employers.
Employers can train new hires in specialized skills on the job, but they can't train workers to have the critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and the capacity for lifelong learning that today's organizations require. This is where the Applied Liberal Arts major becomes a valuable asset: the universality of liberal arts skills truly is your ace in the hole because you are not limited by a specialization.
At Concordia University Irvine, students look at a broader view of how a content area relates to other related areas. This perspective provides students the opportunity to experience the arts and sciences and explore how educated individuals apply this knowledge to their lives and workplace. This approach equips the student with skills for a lifetime of meaningful work.
Graduates of the Applied Liberal Arts Adult Degree Program demonstrate:
- An increased ability to think, read, and communicate with confidence and knowledge.
- An ability to consider ideas and opinions from various points of view.
- An appreciation and understanding of the importance of the arts as they apply to our cultural history.
- A basic understanding of scientific principles with which they can articulate their worldview as it relates to a distinctively Christian worldview.