The liberal arts program at Niagara University offers students a unique opportunity to design an interdisciplinary major that is especially suited to their own particular interests or career goals.
The program aims to produce independent, critical thinkers who are able to understand interconnections between academic disciplines; synthesize diverse types of knowledge to solve problems; and communicate effectively across disciplinary discourses. The program aims to create graduates who are well prepared for life after college, whether in graduate studies or employment in a variety of fields, including education, law, government, business, journalism and art, among others.
Working closely with the liberal arts adviser, faculty from relevant disciplines, and the Office of Career Services, students select courses related to a core problem, topic, or theme that is of special interest to them, and that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. This work will culminate in the completion of a Senior Seminar research project centered around the student’s interests.
Students may create their own programs of study or select to follow one of the already-established paths defined by the program’s model majors. These include pre-law, pre-med, environmental studies, applied fine arts, and writing studies.
Dr. Chris Lee