Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Programs at NMU

The university offers a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Liberal Arts and Sciences for both the on-campus student population and students at off-campus sites where cooperating institutions co-sponsor the program. The program is designed particularly for nontraditional students, and especially for students who are already employed but who seek the completion of an undergraduate degree to enhance their own education and/or professional development.

  • Program Director
    David Boe
  • Program Office
    Gries Hall
    Room 220
    Phone: (906) 227-2677
    Fax: (906) 227-1096


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

The baccalaureate degree is intended to provide an opportunity for students who are willing to accept responsibility for designing their own degree program. The liberal studies major is for self-motivated students who seek to create sense and order out of a rich and varied liberal studies curriculum. Potential students should recognize that this program is not appropriate for everyone since it may not be an adequate preparation for admission to certain graduate programs or for careers which require specified course sequences and specializations associated with traditional degree programs. However, when properly planned, this major can serve as an exceptional educational experience for many students.

Associate of Arts

This degree program parallels in content the core curriculum requirements at many colleges and universities. Its requirement of two courses in each of four content areas (composition, humanities/fine arts, social sciences, mathematics/sciences) provides students with the basis for later, more specialized work. The program also enables students who are uncertain about career plans to sample various courses and to determine which areas of study appeal to them most. These areas may then be explored further through electives carefully chosen in cooperation with the program director.