2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, B.A.

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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 a minimum of 40 credits to fulfill the University Core Curriculum, and additionally select a minimum of eight courses each from two of the four focus areas for a minimum of 48 additional credits. Students must complete a minimum of three courses from a discipline in each of the other two focus areas. At least ten focus area courses that were not used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements must be at the 3000-level or above.  Additionally, 33 credits of electives are required.  In total, students must complete at least 121 credits.

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.

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