Hilbert College's two-year Associate in Liberal Arts program is a great way to begin your academic journey. It is one of the most flexible degree programs Hilbert has to offer, allowing you to explore a variety of stimulating subjects as you sharpen and define a career path.
The program's objective is to cultivate lifelong learners, helping students develop habits of thought, methods of investigation and ethical perspectives that contribute to the growth of the intellect and a desire to continue the quest for knowledge. You will study various viewpoints and disciplines along with effective communication skills in order to help you make and support reasoned judgments, resulting in a more meaningful personal life.
The liberal arts program helps develop these lifelong skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, listening and intellectual inquiry through a variety of courses in three disciplines:
- Humanities: art history, communications, creative studies, English, foreign languages, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies and theater;
- Natural sciences and math: biology, chemistry, physical science, college mathematics, topics in statistics, calculus;
- Social sciences: criminal justice, economics, history, geography, human services/rehabilitation services, law, political science, psychology and sociology.
The program also enables you to sample courses in other degree programs as you begin to shape your future.
The Arts and Sciences Department is committed to helping you become a well-rounded, contributing member of society by:
- engaging you in problem-solving, logical reasoning and independent thought;.
- fostering cultural literacy through interdisciplinary perspectives on different media, people, times and places;
- encouraging self-reflection and respect for intellectual and human diversity;
- promoting values clarification and community awareness.
Why study liberal arts at Hilbert?
- Personalized attention by professors with real-world experience in classes with an verage student/teacher ratio of 14 to 1.
- A chance to minor in more than a dozen academic areas.
- Day, evening and online courses to accommodate busy schedules.