Liberal arts students are exposed to a broad spectrum of knowledge — in art, language, literature, communications, history, and the sciences.

They develop the vital skills of critical thinking, writing, and oral communication, as well as the technological competence that is critical in today’s job market.

Liberal arts graduates possess the intellect, flexibility, and varied skills that enable them to adjust to future changes in the world and the workplace.

In essence, a degree in the liberal arts prepares you for much more than just a job. It prepares you for a lifetime.

In the School of New Resources, process, content, and conscious reflection are integrated into the curriculum to transform the liberal arts into the life arts.

Through core seminars, students explore subject areas beyond the confines of a single discipline in such courses as the Human Body, Urban Community, American Experience, and Science and Human Values.


As part of your Bachelor of Arts degree, you may choose to specialize in an area of interest:

  • Communications
  • Foreign Languages
  • Letters (English literature, philosophy and religious studies)
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

The School of New Resources also offers a sequence of courses and internships in four professional areas that will, among other advantages, give you experience and qualifications for employment opportunities:

  • Business Administration and Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Services

Learn more about our professional sequencing program


In keeping with our recognition of the importance of the student's role in developing individual degree plans, we offer a variety of opportunities in which students may choose to participate.

Through our unique Course Development Process, students consult with faculty to propose new courses to meet specific academic and career interests.

In addition to classroom work, students are encouraged to incorporate various Independent Study options into their degree plan, including academic research, internships, and telecourses, which offer students an alternative mode of learning that is convenient, stimulating, and visually exciting.

The School of New Resources’ 30 credit CASAC-T Addiction Studies Program prepares students to work as counselors with people who have alcohol, drug abuse, nicotine dependence, and compulsive gambling addictions. The program is designed to prepare students for New York State Licensed Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) exam.


Because we are determined that a college education should lead to employment and advancement upon graduation, the School of New Resources has successfully pioneered ACCESS (Adult Career Counseling: Education and Support Services).

Through a series of seminars, students are encouraged to view their careers holistically — incorporating personal talents, social and cultural activities, education, and community service — allowing students to evaluate their lives and career goals.

As a result, students leave the School of New Resources with not only a degree but also with a strategy for realizing immediate goals and the skills necessary for future career/life planning.


CNR’s Study Abroad Program introduces you to different cultures, customs and perspectives by giving you the option to earn college credit while completely immersing yourself in a foreign culture. You will become fluent in another language; you will challenge your ethnocentric beliefs, gain leadership skills, and even become a better citizen.

You can choose to study abroad for a semester, or for 7-10 days with our Bridging Cultures program.

More information about the CNR study abroad program can be found here.