The Liberal Studies department provides quality developmental education in a supportive environment in order for students to achieve academic, personal, and occupational success, offering courses in:
The Liberal Arts major at Bakersfield College is designed to provide students with the opportunity to earn an associate in arts degree in a broad area of study. The major is interdisciplinary and allows students to develop a variety of skills transferable to numerous occupations and fields of study.
The major is intended to provide general knowledge and to develop the intellectual capacities, such as reasoning and judgment, as opposed to professional or vocational skills. This major is suitable for transfer students preparing for upper division study in a variety of fields in the liberal arts and for those students undecided as to major or further study.