Please note: Beginning in the fall of 2017, Aquinas will no longer offer degrees in arts and sciences, business and nursing, nor provide residential housing and student life activities. Aquinas will focus its academic programming on the School of Education and on course offerings in philosophy and theology. Read more here.
Aquinas College currently offers two degrees from the School of Arts & 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 & Sciences emphasize the profound relationships that exist among all forms of knowledge through carefully integrated curricula.
The Bachelor of Arts degree has three components:
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.
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.
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.