Liberal Studies offerings include a broad spectrum of core curriculum and specialized study dedicated to developing cultural and historical perspective.
By focusing on essential skills such as effective communication, critical thinking, and creativity, by studying the relationship between past and present, by approaching issues though local and global knowledge bases, and by drawing attention to sustainability as a way of life, Liberal Studies undergraduate degrees and courses prepare students for roles as leaders in their communities and their professions.
At the graduate level, the Master of Arts Program (MAP) is designed for individuals pursuing advanced learning through individualized, self-directed contract-learning.
Across these programs, focus is placed on the liberal arts heritage fostered by APU Founder Rev. Dr. Peter Gordon Gould, an Aleut minister born in Ungla, Alaska. Liberal Studies honors the Alaskan and Alaska Native communities from which APU was born.
Across all programs, graduates:
- Demonstrate resilience
- Communicate clearly
- Solve problems creatively
- Embrace lifelong learning