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Updated 2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

PDF of Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major is an interdisciplinary program in which students pursue broad interests or develop a specialized program in areas where majors are not currently offered. It encourages skills for responsible citizenship, including critical thinking, self-knowledge, and interdisciplinary understanding, and is appropriate for students who wish to participate fully in shaping their university education to their needs and interests.

Career Directions

The Liberal Studies major by its nature does not aim at a single career path. Rather, it offers a meaningful liberal education to students who 1) have broad career goals, 2) already have a career and wish to advance it with a bachelor’s degree, 3) seek to enrich their lives through a classic liberal education, 4) wish to prepare for graduate or professional study. The major could be appropriate for students interested in any of the following, for example:

Human Services
Library Science
Nonprofit Organizations
Also: Graduate School
Professional School