Liberal Arts Major | Concordia University Irvine

Liberal Arts Major

School of Arts and Sciences

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Are you finding it difficult to choose a major? Perhaps you’re interested in multiple subjects? Maybe you’d like to continue practicing music or art, but would also like to study History or English? The Liberal Arts major may be the ideal degree for you.

Futurist and philosopher Alvin Toffler once wrote: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." One of the great strengths of this major is the opportunity to explore ideas across the humanities, arts, natural and social sciences, and the ability to learn how to think critically, analytically, problem solve, and communicate well. In a free society, this is needed now more than ever and is a pathway to the type of literacy required in the 21st century.

This major is rooted in the Ancient Greek tradition of the liberal arts (skills of free citizens), and includes the humanities (art, literature, linguistics), social sciences (history, psychology, law, sociology), natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), and formal sciences (mathematics, logic, statistics). Students study the best of human thought and creativity across time and across cultures. In addition, the major encourages you to combine disciplines in a unique way, asking you to view your education as an intertwined, rather than a compartmentalized, experience.

As a Liberal Arts major at Concordia, you will find that our dedicated faculty members are committed to providing an environment where you can pursue your interests, as well as the skills necessary to become wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens – wherever your career leads you.


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If you are seeking a place that honors your "andness"-your individuality, your perspective, your interests, your questions and contributions-you will find it at Concordia.

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Regular Apr. 1
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