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Concentration in Liberal Studies

In a supportive environment with small classes, Hillyer College provides students with a carefully structured liberal arts program designed around a core curriculum of English composition and literature, history, mathematics, and academic strategies.  

The Hillyer College liberal studies program facilitates the transfer of credits within the University of Hartford. Students who complete their requirements in the recommended two years not only receive an Associate of Arts degree but also are prepared to complete most baccalaureate degrees offered by the University within a total of four years.

Through its academic strategies courses and its approachable, involved faculty, Hillyer College helps students develop the effective learning techniques and analytic skills necessary for academic success. In addition to fulfilling the liberal studies core curriculum requirements, students may select 18 credits of electives from Hillyer College’s wide array of courses or from other schools and colleges within the University of Hartford.

Hillyer College also offers students the opportunity to focus on specific academic concentrations within its liberal arts curriculum. Choosing an academic concentration may help students not only prepare for further study toward a baccalaureate degree but also explore potential career options. Academic concentrations in American studies, business studies, education studies, environmental studies, global studies, and science and health studies are currently available.