The Liberal Arts program at East-West University, designed to lead to an Associate of Arts degree, is designed to expose students to a wide range of topics in the liberal arts and sciences. Students will learn broadly, by taking courses drawn from the humanities and social sciences, as well as from the physical sciences, computer and information science, and mathematics. With an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts, students can acquire an important credential for many of the jobs in today’s economy, go on to future work on a Bachelor’s degree, and, most importantly, come to a greater understanding of the complex, changing and interrelated world in which they live.
Once students have completed the required courses, they have the flexibility to either explore a wide range of different academic fields in the liberal arts and sciences or to specialize in a particular area of interest, such as English, Political Science, Sociology, Mathematics, or Biology.
Although the A.A. in Liberal Arts doesn’t prepare students for a particular career, it does indicate to employers that you have developed key communication skills, and have moved beyond simply ingesting information to being able to critically and analytically understand issues and concepts from multiple perspectives. That is, you will be able to demonstrate that not only have you have learned important ideas and concepts, but also that you have learned how to learn