The Associate of Liberal Arts (ALA) degree program is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides a broad exploration of the ideas, values, issues, and heritage of civilization. Students develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences, their interrelationships, and their integration with the Christian worldview.
A Christian liberal arts education is established on the premise that faith and learning are inseparable with respect to the social, intellectual, and cultural fabric of life. It recognizes that knowledge, wisdom, and understanding begin with faith in, and reverence for, Jesus Christ, acknowledging that He is the ultimate revelation of God's purpose for mankind. All things were created through Him and for Him, therefore the seat of academic learning is fully accomplished through the lens of the Christian faith.
Successful completion of the ALA degree program will equip the graduate to:
- Reason critically through the lens of a Christian worldview concerning truth, values, ideas, aesthetics, and community with the ability to engage the culture with compassion and understanding.
- Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in the disciplines of Biblical studies, theology, natural science, fine arts, humanities, social science, mathematics, language writing and human development.
- Demonstrate skill in the professional and personal competencies of communication, analytical thinking, problem–solving, reading for information, listening for understanding, innovation, and teamwork.
- Achieve academic success in four–year baccalaureate programs and beyond.