Program Director: Kevin S. Reimer, Ph.D.
The bachelor of arts in Liberal Arts is an 18-month degree completion major designed for adult learners interested in a broad, multi-disciplinary education. This major prepares students in the subject matter requirements of the California multiple subject teaching credential and is aligned with CSET requirements. Accordingly, the program is recommended for those interested in teaching at the elementary school level, as well as those desiring a liberal arts education relevant to many other careers in education, government, non-profits and health care service among others. Core courses are blended and meet one evening per week for four hours in a cohort setting with additional on-line assignments. Courses are typically six weeks in length.
Admissions requirements include a minimum 2.4 GPA, two years postsecondary experience and 60 transferable units of credit.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Communication and Information Literacy. Students will relate to others through a variety of communication and information literacy skills to convey information; dialogue and engage over thoughts, ideas and discovery; influence others through the oral and written word; and inspire lifelong learning and inquiry in self and others.
- Content Knowledge. Students will explain and summarize applicable, foundational content knowledge and scholarship in the disciplines of the natural, social and applied sciences, the humanities and education.
- Values, Ethics and Diversity. Students will assess moral and ethical values in personal behavior; express an understanding of the values and beliefs of diverse individuals and groups; and develop a personal worldview informed by the values expressed in the Fresno Pacific Idea.
- Personal and Professional Development. Students will value critical thinking skills to solve problems, change environments, promote social justice and choose self-management; describe the servant-leadership perspective and self-directedness of professionals who contribute to their community; appraise a personal transformation and conduct professional relationships in a civil and collegial manner.
North Fresno, Merced, Visalia and Bakersfield Campuses.
Eighteen-month cohort program.
Students must earn a C- or higher to receive credit for their liberal arts courses. Exceptions: Students may receive credit for BIB 314 and BIB 438, as well as any other general education or elective course, with a D -.