Wondering where a degree in Liberal Arts might take you?
If you are wondering where a degree in the Liberal Arts can take you, consider Simone’s story.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts from CHC in 2018, Simone was granted a scholarship by the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California to study a Master of Public Policy. Simone credits her CHC Liberal Arts degree as being “foundational for my studies and [as serving] me well as I enter into my career in foreign policy”. She says:
After graduating from CHC, I was granted a scholarship by the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. I am in my final semester of my Master of Public Policy. I’ve had a life-changing experience with Pepperdine. My two concentrations are Dispute Resolution, and International Relations and National Security. I hope to enter a career in foreign policy and complete a doctorate one day.
CHC is one of a handful of institutions in Australia that offers courses in the Liberal Arts. If you are not familiar with the Liberal Arts, it is a long tradition of learning that extends back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. In their CHC Liberal Arts courses, students like Simone read the great books of western civilisation across the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature, theology and drama. Each of these disciplines provides a lens to explore the ‘big’ questions of human experience and human nature. Some units extend into political and cultural studies and allow a student to undertake a specialised area of study. CHC Liberal Arts students can also study abroad at Oxford University in the UK.
A degree in the Liberal Arts is a great foundation for many careers. Through the enquiry and research skills that are at the heart of the courses, CHC graduates are set up to impact culture with a richer understanding of humanity and society.