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What You Learn

A Kean liberal arts degree provides the powerful intellectual foundation, communication skills and cultural awareness necessary to succeed in the 21st-century global job market.

This customizable academic program offers an interdisciplinary path that suits students with unique passions and career goals. You will develop the practical skills needed to identify, evaluate and consider solutions to real-world challenges and gain distinct strengths in:

  • Critical and creative thinking, problem-solving and reading/research skills
  • Cultural analysis and awareness of social justice and other societal concerns
  • Synthesizing new ideas, forming rational arguments and posing meaningful questions and solutions
  • Communicating complex, big-picture concepts to diverse audiences with differing perspectives
  • Creative entrepreneurship and innovation that can be applied to many industries

With a Kean Liberal Arts (B.A.) degree, you also can attend graduate school in business, law, media and communications, creative writing, education or the arts and will enjoy many career opportunities.

Students must select at least one minor course of study offered at the university. However, students have enough credits in this area to select two if they choose.

For more information contact:

Kim Daniel-Robinson, Ph.D., Coordinator
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
(908) 737-0414

Program Information Highlights
The 120 credits needed to graduation with a B.A. in Liberal Arts include:

  • Completion of the University’s General Education Requirements
  • Social Justice Themed Courses
  • A Career Capstone Course
  • A Research Capstone Course
  • An Internship experience (in any field or discipline - student’s choice)

Also available

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs


Partner with faculty or conduct your own original research. You can publish and present your findings at Kean Research Days or national conferences.

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Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
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