“It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.”
Florida Polytechnic University supports our students’ desire to gain strong educational foundations in all areas that interest them. The curiosity that fuels our student leaders and innovators encompasses science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), but it also extends to literature, humanities, history, and many other subjects within the liberal arts and social sciences.
The Applied Liberal Studies Certificate provides students an opportunity to delve deeply into meaningful and fascinating subjects while developing the skills employers seek.
Research shows that students who engage in liberal arts study experience:
The Applied Liberal Studies Certificate is open to students pursuing any major. The 12-credit concentration focuses on expanding students’ foundations in the liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Students can apply up to nine hours of transfer credit toward the certificate, which is completed alongside a student’s chosen degree.
The result is a graduate who is well-rounded and attractive to employers looking for truly exceptional applicants in competitive STEM fields.
Students take three approved courses (9 credits) in the liberal arts, humanities, and/or social sciences, at least one of which must be above the 2000 level.
Students take one 4000-level course (3 credits) that serves as the research- and writing-intensive certificate capstone. To enroll in either of these courses, students must have completed the certificate core.
The following Spring 2020 courses will count toward the Applied Liberal Studies Certificate:
Ready to learn more? Email Dr. C. Wylie Lenz at email@example.com