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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, B.A.


The B.A. degree in liberal studies affords students the opportunity to address individual needs through an interdisciplinary program of study. The flexible nature of this program permits students to integrate courses from across the University for the achievement of personalized educational goals. Those goals may be directed toward the realization of specific career objectives not met by other programs.

Students earning a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies must complete the University Core Curriculum as part of the 121 credits required for the degree.

Students will also select a minimum of eight courses each from two of the four focus areas for a minimum of 48 credits. Students must complete a minimum of three courses from a discipline in each of the other two. At least ten focus area courses that were not used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements must be at the 300-level or above.

Focus Areas


Focus Area 1: Humanities


Disciplines: Communication, English, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy

Focus Area 2: Mathematics and the Natural Sciences


Disciplines: General Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Physics

Focus Area 3: Social/Behavioral Sciences


Disciplines: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Legal Studies

Focus Area 4: Visual and Performing Arts


Disciplines: Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music, Theater

Additional Information


In consultation with the Arts and Sciences adviser, students develop a personal plan of study. This plan includes an elective sequence of 33 credits to support the student’s academic/professional goals. Students may choose their elective sequence from the areas of arts and sciences, business, engineering, or public safety/professional studies.