Curriculum & Majors

Programs of Study

Aquinas College offers two degrees from the School of Arts and Sciences. The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts is a two-year degree for students wishing to complete a degree for personal or professional advancement. The Bachelor of Arts is a four-year degree that reflects the rich heritage of the Catholic academic tradition and affirms the universality of Truth. For each degree, the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences emphasize the profound relationships that exist among all forms of knowledge through carefully integrated curricula.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree has three components:

The Bachelor of Arts Core

Rich and cultivating, the Bachelor of Arts core is designed to give students a breadth of experience in the liberal arts as well as prepare them for the upper-level coursework required of the Major and Minor Areas of Study.

Bachelor of Arts Majors

The thorough Bachelor of Arts core curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the more focused studies undertaken for majors and minors. Majors available within the Bachelor of Arts degree include:

All students intending to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a major. In addition, coursework intended to satisfy the major requirements must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Finally, 12 hours for the major must be at the 400 level.

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts is a two-year degree, requiring 64 semester hours for completion. The Associate of Arts is appropriate for those students seeking some college level study before entering their chosen career or for professional advancement.

Office of the School of Arts & Sciences:

4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-7545 ext. 609
Fax: (615) 783-0562

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RSS Arts & Sciences Magazine Articles

If you want to learn how to think, not only what to think, then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

As a liberal arts student, I feel continually encouraged to ask questions so that I may contribute to the betterment of myself and society. The faculty at Aquinas come from various backgrounds and specialties, each adding to the overall education process that makes a student a lover of wisdom.

- Andy L.
Arts & Sciences student

"I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me."

- Lauren

The professors are superb. We have small class sizes and a close community and family feel. It fosters human flourishing. We love it!

- Arts & Sciences Student

The Aquinas College program enables you to engage in course material in an in depth way because of the small class sizes and the teachers’ attention to detail.

- Arts & Sciences Student

"The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help."

- Abbey

Studying the liberal arts at Aquinas College will only give you freedom—freedom from the restraint of ignorance, from the tyranny of complacence.

- Christa N.
Arts & Sciences student

I study Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College because the professors genuinely care about the formation of the whole person and want the mind to be formed in a truly classical education.

- Pamela S.
Arts & Sciences student

"The academics here at Aquinas College will require lots of hard work and time, but there is so much academic support, and lots of people who love to just get together and study."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"It’s important to me to have good role models and to have teachers who believe that I can succeed and challenge me in my studies as well as my faith."

- Lauren