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Program Requirements

As a Liberal Studies major, you will choose two Concentration areas from the following:
  • Biology/Physical Sciences
  • Business and related fields
  • Communication
  • English
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Gender and Society
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies/Theology
  • Politics
  • Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice
To complete a Liberal Studies degree, you will combine coursework for your two chosen concentrations with the following:

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements: See details here.

Major Requirements
To fulfill the requirements of the major, you will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

  • LS 300 Liberal Studies Readings and Portfolio Development
  • LS 400 Internship
  • LS 420 Senior Seminar
  • Concentration requirements: Liberal Studies majors will complete two concentrations for a total of 42 credits of coursework in these fields. Students may take 21 credits in each field or as few as 15 credits in one of the fields, as long as the required total of 42 credits for the two concentrations is met. Of these 42 credits, a total of 18 credits must be completed in concentration courses numbered 300 or above; students may take 9 credits in each field, or as few as 6 credits in one of the fields, as long as the required total of 18 credits of 300-level courses is met. 

NOTE: Courses used to fulfill the requirements of concentrations in Gender and Society, Humanities, Philosophy/Theology/Religious Studies, or Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice cannot be used to fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements.