Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Sometimes students have a vision for their future that breaks out of the mold of traditional university majors. Their best strategy for success may include courses that aren’t in the typical mix offered by degree programs. Sound like you? If so, creating an individualized degree program may be your answer.

The freedom to choose

Our bachelor’s program in liberal studies gives you the freedom to choose courses across several disciplines and combine them into a program of study that meets your unique vision for the future.

With the help of our arts and sciences adviser, you’ll develop a customized program of broad-based study in liberal arts and sciences.

In addition to completing the University’s core curriculum, you’ll choose a focus from two of four areas:
  • Humanities: communication, English, foreign languages, history, and philosophy
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and legal studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts: art, graphic design, interior design, music, and theater
  • Mathematics and the Natural Sciences: biology, chemistry, environmental science, marine biology, mathematics, and physics

Also, because one of the goals of this major is to give you the practical skills required by the job market, you’ll put together a series of elective courses to help you realize your specific career ambitions.

You can choose your electives from:
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

By the time you graduate you’ll have acquired an uncommon breadth of knowledge, with the ability to see the interrelatedness of everything you know.

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  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

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  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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