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Liberal Studies, B.A. major

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM

A letter of application submitted to the chair of the Department of Humanities is required for admission to the Liberal Studies major. Ideally it would be submitted before the student’s senior year. It should contain the following:

    A statement of understanding about the freedom of choice associated with this degree;
    A statement of future plans to use this degree for personal growth, further study, employment,   
      or other purposes;
    An outline of a projected course of study and date of graduation.

The letter is reviewed by the program’s advisor. When an application is approved, the student may declare the major.

The credits for the Liberal Studies major may be distributed in various ways. For example:

    Broad distribution across the colleges.
    Concentration in various areas of interest, including minors.
    Organization in a formal program of study of one or more major themes, such as critical thinking,
         cultural heritage, science and technology.

No more than 23 credits for the Liberal Studies major may be applied toward a double-major or second degree in the designated disciplines.

Required Credits: 45
Required GPA: 2.25

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR

Completion of 45 semester credits in the student's choice of courses from the following disciplines, with at least 30 of the 45 credits at the 3000-4000 level

Anthropology
Art History
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Science
Geography
Geology
History
Humanities
Indian Studies
Intl Studies
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Modern Lang
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Theatre and Communication Arts
Visual Arts
Womens' Studies

SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR LIBERAL STUDIES, B.A.

Freshman & Sophomore Years

  • Liberal Education
  • General Electives

Junior & Senior Years

  • Liberal Studies
  • General Electives