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.
Program of Study
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
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 ICMM 306 - Social Impact of the MediaEC 350 - Career TransitionsENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing IENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing IILST 305 - Applied Research MethodsLST 489 - Senior Thesis ILST 490 - Senior Thesis IIMTH 126 - Applied StatisticsPOL 213 - American Government and PoliticsPSY 100 - General PsychologyORSOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
*Liberal Studies Electives
Foreign Language Course - 3 cr.LST 121 - Introduction to Gender StudiesLST 210 - Gender and ScienceLST 350 - Male Images in Story and Film
Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits
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Internships and Careers
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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.