Oct 25, 2021
(Bachelor of Science Degree)
The major in liberal studies is designed as a general liberal arts degree. It was developed for students with experience or training as professionals or para-professionals in areas such as corrections, counseling, Health Studies, and teaching. It is also of value to persons with other backgrounds. The major provides students with a broad liberal arts context; it does not provide a professional credential.
Total credit hours required for degree: 120
BS students will:
- demonstrate appropriate writing skills.
- demonstrate familiarity with historical and social science methods and research.
- demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics, such as algebra or statistics.
- demonstrate basic familiarity with the scientific method.
- demonstrate familiarity with a variety of liberal arts and science disciplines.
See Core section of this catalog.
Core: 34 - 55 Credit Hours
Major Course Requirements
Four courses (at least twelve credit hours) must be selected from each of these three groups:
Group 1: Society and Behavior
Any 300/400-level courses from at least three of the following areas: Anthropology, Economics, History, International Studies, Government and Politics, Psychology, and Sociology. At least one course must be from History.
Group 2: Art and Language
Any 300/400-level courses from at least three of the following areas: Communication Arts, English or World Literature, Film Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre. At least one course must be from English.
Group 3: Science and Mathematics
Any courses not already used for core from at least three of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Mathematics, and Physics. Transfer students may not use courses counted toward core exemption. At least one course must be from Mathematics.
36 Credit Hours
In special circumstances, other subject areas appropriate for the three groups may be approved by the school dean.
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences.