Liberal Studies Program (B.A.)

  • Program Overview

    Develop a broad foundation in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts to prepare for a career in education, business, or government, or to continue on to graduate school.

    The liberal studies program is not designed to overlap with existing degrees but rather provides you with an academic program to meet your unique needs.

    Offering flexibility, independence, and academic rigor, this option gives you the opportunity to draw on the resources of the entire curriculum. Through a multidisciplinary approach, you will learn to communicate effectively, gain skills in problem solving and critical thinking, and apply effective methods of inquiry across a range of subjects.

    The program culminates in a personal project that you will design, execute, and present. The capstone project will reflect your professional goals and your chosen area of specialization.

    BS liberal studies
  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication
    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse in various disciplines.
    • Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of educational studies as delivered through the Baccalaureate Core
    • Articulate the connections and distinctions between and among liberal arts disciplines, and their contemporary relevance.
    • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students' personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization

    Required Curriculum

    World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
    Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
    Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
    Individual and Society Course - 3 cr.
    Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
    Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
    Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
    Liberal Studies Elective* - 3 cr.
    General Education Electives - 12 cr. (at least one 300 level or higher)
    Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
    Open Electives - 51 cr. 

    BUS 120 - Business Fundamentals I
    CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media
    EC 350 - Career Transitions
    ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I
    ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II
    LST 305 - Applied Research Methods
    LST 489 - Senior Thesis I
    LST 490 - Senior Thesis II
    MTH 126 - Applied Statistics
    POL 213 - American Government and Politics
    PSY 100 - General Psychology
    SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology

    *Liberal Studies Electives

    Foreign Language Course - 3 cr.

    LST 121 - Introduction to Gender Studies
    LST 210 - Gender and Science
    LST 350 - Male Images in Story and Film

    Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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Contact Us

Dr. Laura Douglass
Academic Dean, Professional Studies

Jodi Frithsen
Staff Assistant, Endicott College Gloucester

Marcelo Juica
Director, Endicott College Boston