The College of Arts and Humanities’ BA, Liberal Studies large plan (64-66 cr), small plan (45-47 cr), and Liberal Studies minor (30 cr) make it attractive for a variety of situations and academic needs.
The liberal studies majors and minor are designed for students whose primary interest lies in a variety of areas within the arts and humanities and requires interdepartmental course selections, which are not possible within single academic programs or established curricula. The program offers students an opportunity to devise an approved, by an academic advisor, coherent program of study from across the institution, fulfilling academic and/or career goals and includes prerequisites consistent with the 300/400-level major coursework within the approved College of Arts and Humanities courses.
Students in the liberal studies major must take courses in at least three disciplines within the College of Arts and Humanities. Because of the humanistic focus of the program, courses used in the program “Course of Study” from disciplines outside of the College of Arts and Humanities require the approval of the BA, liberal studies program director.
The program also combines educational opportunities designated as Liberal ArtsPLUS certificates and opportunities, which are considered educational enhancements for any program leading to enhanced career placement.
Liberal Arts Plus Certificates and Opportunities -
- Global Cultural Training Certificate
- Global Citizenship Certificate
- International Theatre Experience Certificate
- Latin American Business Certificate
- Non-Profit Organizational Management Certificate
- Professional Writing Certificate
- Spanish Translation and Interpretation Certificate
- Sport Business Certificate
- TESOL Certificate
- Alumni Mentorship Program
- Community Engagement Programs
- Cooperative Education (internship) Program
- Departmental Honors Programs
- Global Experiences/Study Aboard Programs
- Leadership Programs
- Mentored Research Programs
- William O. Douglas Honors Program
Applicants must have completed 45 credit hours of study with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing for admission.
Application to the program must be completed at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course in an approved interdisciplinary studies plan and achieve a minimum 2.4 GPA in the major.
Courses in a student’s minor or second major may not be included in the Liberal Studies major plan without advisor’s consent. General Education coursework can be applied to the major.
Students will enroll in CAH 489 no earlier than 2 quarters following successful completion of CAH 289.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate the ability to engage in critical-thinking and problem solving;
- integrate knowledge by gathering, evaluating, and using information drawn from two or more disciplines;
- engage in experiential learning in prospective career or academic field; and
- communicate effectively in two medias or genres (e.g. oral presentation, academic paper, social media, or website), to more than one audience (e.g. academic, professional, public).