Liberal Studies

Liberal studies is a multi-discipline approach to topics to prepare you for a range of career opportunities. You’ll study history, ancient texts, world civilizations, religions, culture and global citizenship.

Liberal studies will give you critical thinking and reasoning skills and a foundational knowledge to prepare for careers in education, research, political science, public policy, communication, public relations, business and non-profit work.

Liberal Studies Courses

NIC offers a wide range of liberal studies courses including world civilization, world religions and culture and global citizenship.

Register in Liberal Studies Courses

Before you can register in a course, you must be accepted into an NIC program. You can study Liberal Studies through the following programs, or as an elective from any NIC program:

Meet the Faculty

Daniel Hinman-Smith

Daniel Hinman-Smith


Humanities & Social Sciences

PhD, History (University of North Carolina, 1993)

Subjects: History, Liberal Studies