The typical requirements for obtaining a liberal arts bachelor's degree are designed to ensure the students obtain a well rounded educational experience. This will usually include the completion of general courses, courses related to the major and additional electives. The major courses should include courses from a multiple disciplines such as biology, English, history, political science, philosophy or religion. Some degree programs will require a specific number of credit hours in three different disciplines to ensure a well rounded educational experience.
Students pursuing a degree in liberal arts should consult with an academic advisor at the start of each term to ensure they are taking classes that will put them in a position to earn the degree they desire. This will help to prevent problems which may occur if the student does not meet the degree requirements.