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Liberal Studies - Applied Cultural Thought, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Greensboro, NC, United States| Online
The concentration in Liberal Studies - Applied Cultural Thought from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University gives students a background in how cultures and societies work and the ways they change. It focuses on the nature and direction of cultural and social change in countries and societies. It also emphasizes the impact of globalization on this change.
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This interdisciplinary Liberal Studies - Applied Cultural Thought from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is what people mean when they extoll the virtues of a great liberal arts education. Our broad, rigorous program prepares our students for impactful careers in a marketplace increasingly in search of liberal arts graduates and for success in graduate programs.


Applied Cultural Thought students are ready to play important roles in many causes and organizations or to continue their education in graduate and professional school. 

The organizations include the United Nations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, private global industries, international nongovernmental organizations such as CARE, the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam America, and International Organization on Migration. 

Students can also pursue opportunities with a variety of domestic nongovernmental organizations that deal with issues of culture, diversity and poverty in the U.S., such as the Poverty Law Center, Urban League, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

  • The concentration includes courses in the social sciences that help students understand society and culture, develop skills in data analysis, and grasp issues in the dynamics of human populations. 
  • It provides a wide range of electives that allow students to explore geographic areas and specific topics and give them additional, but needed knowledge and skills.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • International students must meet all criteria for unconditional acceptance into a degree program of study at North Carolina A&T and provide documented proof of ability to meet financial responsibilities associated with enrollment and living expenses.
  • Standardized Testing Scores (ACT, SAT) must be officially reported to N.C. A&T by the testing agency.
  • Submit Official Transcripts. Transcripts should be sent officially to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, signed and sealed, via postal mail. 
  • Submit Application Fee. A non-refundable application fee payment of $60 is required to complete your admissions application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8525 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1770 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greensboro

  • 1001 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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