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Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Overview of Liberal Arts Program

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.

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Why Liberal Arts at NU?

Faculty Involvement

Students pursuing a liberal arts major will be able to develop close ties to faculty in one or more of their disciplines.


Students may select from several major options which include individually designed majors as well as predesigned model majors based on their interests.

Disciplinary Knowledge

One of the strengths of the liberal arts program is the senior seminar, where students pull together their disciplinary knowledge to research and address certain societal issues, problems, or challenges based on their interests.

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"Niagara truly understands the diverse care er field of accounting. Faculty help students see paths beyond the traditional CPA route, and advise them on which ones may suit them best. I took electives in data analytics, which led me to a career in fraud detection and deterrence."​
Brandon Andrews, ’17
Auditor/Investigator NYS Office of the Attorney General​


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Liberal Arts


Dr. Christopher Lee

Dr. Chris Lee
Department Chair