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In today's complex communication and cultural environment, studying liberal arts is more important than ever. Developing a deep understanding of how we relate to one another, construct meaning, and communicate values can help you navigate today's complex landscape. As a result, today's employers are searching for recent graduates who have learned how to think, not what to think.

Harper College is an excellent place to start for those seeking to study English, humanities, language, linguistics, communication, and philosophy. These programs are designed to help save you money and to allow you an easy transition to another institution to further your education.

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Take transfer-ready courses. Harper College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement designed to help Illinois college students transfer easily.

By completing two years at Harper and transferring to a four-year school, you can save more than $18,000 in tuition and fees.

Explore our programs

Harper College offers a number of liberal arts, language and communication transfer programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:

Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study an liberal arts–related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Liberal Arts News

Find out what's happening in communication, linguistics, literature, philosophy and world languages at Harper College.

Harper UNA Signing Ceremony

Harper and Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Campus Sarapiquí pledge to increase their work together, including cooperative teaching, professional development, and exchange programs for students, faculty and scholars. Read More

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Harper College’s Office of International Education received more than $163K from the U.S. Department of Education for a group study project in Kenya and Uganda. Read More

Harper Radio Winners 2022

Hosts and managers at Harper College’s WHCM recently received four first-place awards from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and the Broadcast Education Association. Read More

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Harper College approved leaving tuition unchanged for the third consecutive year coupled with other measures aimed at keeping costs down for students. Read More

It's a Wonderful Life Cast

Virtual, radio play version of the holiday classic will be streamed on Sunday, December 12. Read More

Get Started

To get started with liberal arts, language and communication courses, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, submit a request information form, or submit an online application now.

Last Updated: 11/4/22