Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

  1. What advantages do studies in the liberal arts offer?

The Bachelor of Arts degree format develops essential skills required of many professions today, such as effective communication, analytical ability, ethical standards, and critical thinking abilities. These skills provide graduates the adaptability and flexibility to handle the one known constant in life – change. As future leaders and problem solvers, Bachelor of Arts graduates will develop the tools necessary to view all aspects (spiritual, social, ethical) of any situation, enabling them to make sound decisions, not only in their professional lives, but in their personal lives as well.

  1. What will I be able to do once I graduate with a liberal arts degree?

Should a student be so inclined, the Bachelor of Arts degree will also serve as an excellent foundation for additional educational endeavors, especially at the graduate level. Examples of immediate applications would be graduate work in many of the liberal arts disciplines (such as History, Theology, Philosophy or Literature) or in professional degrees, such as law.

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

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

- Abbey

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