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A liberal arts education helps you to think critically and creatively about problems that we all face as members of various academic and social communities. By enrolling in the education, humanities, and social sciences courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts, you will also acquire the knowledge, modern communication skills, and intellectual versatility that are highly prized by employers worldwide. Should you choose to continue your education after receiving your bachelor's degree, however, the dynamic nature of the liberal arts education provides you with a strong basis for entry into a wide range of graduate study. Since the liberal arts constitute the foundation of a quality university education, it is no surprise that the College of Liberal Arts is the largest college on the PNC campus, responsible for 40% of classes offered and nearly 40% of baccalaureate degrees conferred. The College of Liberal Arts courses are taught by faculty scholars from diverse backgrounds, underscoring the College's intellectual and ethical commitment to diversity. We encourage you to become an active participant in the College of Liberal Arts and, most importantly, to use your liberal arts education as a citizen to improve our state, our nation, and the world.

The College of Liberal Arts includes four departments:

  • Communication
  • Education
  • English and Modern Languages
  • Social Sciences

Ten bachelor's degrees are offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
By selecting Purdue North Central and its College of Liberal Arts, you are choosing to become a member of the renowned Purdue University System, which is recognized for excellence worldwide. Come and explore for yourself what a Purdue North Central education can do for your future! - S. Rex Morrow, Dean   Contact Information: Terry Blaschke Secretary to the Dean Phone: (219) 785-5647 Toll-Free in Indiana: (800) 872-1231 ext. 5647 Fax Number: (219) 785-5443

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