Director: Thomas Behr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Liberal Studies offers a broadly
interdisciplinary liberal arts program that may be tailored to match a
wide variety of educational and professional goals of students. In
addition to fulfilling Core, College and University requirements for the
Bachelor of Arts degree, students majoring in Liberal Studies must
satisfy the following:
- All requirements for a Minor in each of three different fields
within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science: two of the three
Minors must be from programs that also offer a Major, and one of the
three Minors may be from outside the College of Liberal Arts and Social
Sciences. Minors outside of C.L.A.S.S. that can count toward the Liberal
Studies Major include the Global Business Minor from Bauer College of
Business, with other such Minors to be considered upon approval by the
Director of Liberal Studies and the Office of the Dean of C.L.A.S.S.
Since the program is interdisciplinary in nature, students majoring in
Liberal Studies will not have to fulfill the College requirement for an
additional 9 hours across three fields outside of their Major.
- File degree plans for each of the three Minors, complete the 15 or
18 credit hours and all other requirements for each of the chosen
Minors, including grade point averages, for a total of 45 to 54 credit
hours. Courses taken for any Minor cannot be used to satisfy
requirements in either of the other two Minors.
- A 3 hour "Introduction to Liberal Studies" (ILAS 2350) seminar, to be taken in the student's sophomore year or in the first semester having declared the Liberal Studies major beyond Freshman year, whichever is sooner.
- A 3 hour Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies (ILAS 4350); students may
petition to substitute a Capstone course in one of their Minors for
this requirement upon approval by the Director of Liberal Studies and
the Office of the Dean of C.L.A.S.S.
- All other Core, College, and University requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The flexibility of putting together three Minors, with the potential for
petitioning in a Minor from outside of C.L.A.S.S., suggests that
students should consult closely with the Liberal Studies advisor or
Director in formulating a coherent and professionally practical program
for this Major.