Liberal Studies Curriculum

The Liberal Studies major is designed for students interested in a broad-based liberal arts education. The structure of the major allows the student considerable freedom in choosing her major coursework and allows her to highlight her academic strengths and intellectual interests.

The liberal studies curriculum blends the richness of liberal arts with professional preparation. The program supports you to:

  • gain a strong background in the liberal arts
  • expand your critical and creative thinking skills
  • broaden your knowledge of the world
  • grow intellectually and personally
  • develop leadership skills

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

There are two options for completing a Liberal Studies major. 

In the first option, the student chooses two distinct liberal arts disciplines, one primary and one secondary, from the following areas of study:

  • Art
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
     

In the second option, the student chooses two broad-based liberal arts disciplines, one primary and one secondary, from the following areas of study:

• Humanities, Including coursework in Communication, English, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Theology, and/or Spanish

• Sciences, Including coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Psychology
Program Requirements

• Social Sciences, Including coursework in Anthropology, Justice, Political Science, Sociology, and/or Economics

• Fine Arts, Including coursework in Art, Music, and/or Dance

Complete degree requirements on the liberal studies curriculum and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF).