THE LIBERAL ARTS AT TRANSYLVANIA
What are the liberal arts?
Let’s get one thing out of the way — the liberal arts are not about your political leaning, nor are they about how well you sing or paint.
When we talk about the liberal arts, we’re talking about an education that is as broad as it is deep, one that exposes you to a world of ideas and disciplines and teaches you to make connections between them. These skills — to make connections, think critically and communicate effectively — are essential in today’s rapidly changing world.
This is where Transylvania comes in. Our nationally recognized liberal arts education offers an academic experience that creates well-rounded citizens who are prepared to take on the challenges of an ever-changing career landscape. This happens through close, personal instruction from professors who are uniquely invested in your success.
Transy has a wide range of engaging majors, as well as minors and pre-professional preparation. Choose the major that’s right for you, or design your own.
The DLA initiative supports your academic experience with tools and spaces dedicated to cutting-edge digital technologies.
The value of the Transy experience goes beyond a degree — it’s a lifelong relationship that continues to pay off long after graduation.
Do liberal arts colleges have majors?
Yes! In addition to gaining experience in a wide variety of subjects, you’ll get in-depth teaching in your major discipline from expert faculty. Transylvania offers engaging majors, additional minors and pre-professional preparation, and all of them include the classwork, research experiences and internship opportunities you’ll need to stand out to grad schools and employers. For more intensive programs like pre-med and pre-engineering, we have a number of graduate school partnerships that allow you to pursue advanced degrees while studying at Transy for three or four years.
Are you unsure of your major or minor? There’s no rush to make a decision at Transy. Our students don’t choose their majors until at least their second year. And, if you can’t find a major that best suits your interests, you can design your own.