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Liberal Arts, B.A.

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Each of these concentrations supports the Pacific Basin focus of SUA, as well as its emphasis on leadership and contributive citizenship. Degree offerings and concentrations will increase in number and range consistent with enrollment increases and student interests. Programs and courses have been designed to provide students with the following:

  • Multiple perspectives drawing on diverse cultures, traditions, and points of view with special attention given to Eastern and Western thought and practice.
  • A general education program that introduces students to disciplinary knowledge and perspectives, as well as to critical and creative thinking and to the communication skills necessary for life-long learning.
  • A core curriculum that reflects the values that inspired the creation of SUA through the study of the great works of the human mind.
  • Language offerings that enable access to the literature and culture of different Pacific Basin peoples.  Students may study Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish.
  • A study abroad or internship experience for half the junior year that deepens students’ language skills and their awareness of the culture supporting that language.
  • Learning clusters that organize small teams of students and faculty to conduct interdisciplinary research and develop proposals and solutions for issues of local, regional, or global significance.
  • A capstone experience that is required of all concentrations in the senior year, drawing upon the research and academic skills and experience that students have developed during their careers at SUA.

Student of the Liberal Arts program from Soka University of America learning outcomes have the following learning outcomes:

  • To foster an awareness of the needs of our changing world through developing a sense of history and an understanding of the nature of reality
  • To think and investigate critically and creatively
  • To be effective at various modes of expression and communication
  • To acquire knowledge and appreciation of multiple cultures and traditions
  • To become, through integrative learning, active and informed global citizens

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • International Studies
  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Life Sciences 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to take either the SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing.  Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency; Soka does not accept scores reported by the student or by the high school.  
  • Students applying for International admission to Soka University of America will need to fulfill an English proficiency requirement. 
  • The IERF detail report converts and authenticates your academic work completed outside of the United States to the US equivalency. The IERF Detail Report is required for all coursework completed outside of the United States; this is true even if the primary language of instruction is English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    32250 USD/year
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Living costs for Aliso Viejo

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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