Degree Type: Bachelors Degree
Format: In-Person

Prepare For Your Future with a Major in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major provides you with a versatile and flexible liberal arts degree that emphasizes the humanities and social sciences.

Our program allows you to work in a combination of different disciplines while developing critical thinking and communication skills that will apply to any number of career paths you may choose in the future. The Liberal Studies major is designed for students who want an educational experience that includes multi-disciplinary coursework.

Grounded in the liberal arts, students select an additional emphasis for their studies in Human Services, Humanities, or Business Leadership.

A Liberal Studies Major Prepares You for a Career In:

  • Arts Management or Performance
  • Corporate Communications
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Public Affairs
  • Writing

As a Liberal Studies major, your internship will provide you with the experience, training, and professional portfolio you need to begin your career or apply to graduate programs.

Courses

Liberal Studies Core Courses (24 credits in residence)
COMM/EN 350 | Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction | 3 credits
OR COMM/EN 351 | Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction | 3 credits
PHIL 201 | Introduction to Philosophy | 3 credits
PHIL 300 | Ethics | 3 credits
SOC/PS/SS 355 | International Relations | 3 credits
OR SOC/REL 470 | Christian Social Concern | 3 credits
OR SOC 380 | Contemporary Family Issues | 3 credits
OR URB/HIS 370 | History of the American City | 3 credits
OR URB/SOC 390 | Poverty in the Urban Context | 3 credits
One course from each of the following:
| Upper Division Literature Elective | 3 credits
| Upper Division History Elective | 3 credits
| Math/Science Elective (BIO/MA/PHS) | 3-4 credits
| Religion Elective (REL/BI/CM/TH/MIS) | 3 credits
Plus one of the following emphases:
Human Services Emphasis
HD 230 | Lifespan Human Development | 3 credits
SOC/PS 345 | Social Problems and Public Policy | 3 credits
SOC/HIS 340 | Race and Ethnic Relations | 3 credits
SS 351 | Cultural Anthropology | 3 credits
PSY 392/393 | Internship | 3 credits
Humanities Emphasis
Upper Division Electives from HUM/EN/HIS/DR/FA/ART/PHIL | 6 credits
Electives from HUM/EN/HIS/DR/FA/ART/PHIL | 6 credits
HUM 391/392/393 | Internship | 3 credits
Business Leadership Emphasis
BUS 101 | Introduction to Business | 2-3 credits
OR SE 101 | Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship | 2-3 credits
BUS 290 | Ethics, Social Issues and Responsibility | 3 credits
SE 311 | Entrepreneurial Leadership within Urban Context | 3 credits
BUS 495 | Internship | 3 credits
| Choice of Upper Division Courses from BUS/SE | 3-4 credits

Outcomes

  • Graduates will use a multidisciplinary approach to learning; demonstrate sound understanding of content, methods, and interpretive perspectives within different fields in the Humanities, Religious Studies, Math, and the Natural and Social Sciences.
  • Graduates will identify connections and inter-relationships among disparate disciplines to effectively engage complex social and professional issues.
  • Graduates will think critically and collaboratively.
  • Graduates will communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.
  • Graduates will transform culture by engaging aesthetic urban contexts and communities.

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