Curriculum

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies is designed for students who want to pursue interdisciplinary studies. It combines an individualized program of major study in two or more disciplines with a minor in a single discipline.

I. General Education Requirements............................... (38-49)

English

BENG 101, 101L, and 102 (each with a grade of "C" or higher)[1].... 6-7

Numerical and Analytical Reasoning............................................ 6-7

BMTH 110 or BMTH 111/111L or a higher level mathematics course, plus an additional course in mathematics, logic, statistics, or computer science.

Speech

BSPC 140 or BSPC 230.................................................................3

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Electives[2]...................................................................6

BHIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 115, or 116 ............................................3

Fine Arts[3]....................................................................................3

Social/Behavioral Sciences[4]..........................................................3

Natural Sciences[5]

Two courses with laboratories........................................................8

Foreign Languages................................................................ 0-6

Requirement may be satisfied by proficiency. Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects.

 

Non-Western Studies[6]........................................................... 0-3

 

A distribution requirement that may be satisfied by one of the above mentioned courses or by additional coursework.

 

[1] Students may place out of BENG 101L with an appropriate score on the Freshman English Placement Exam.

 

[2] Courses from the following disciplines: BAFR, BANT, BARH, BATS, BECO, BENG, BFRE, BGEO, BGER, BHIS, BJOU, BLIN, BMUS, BPHI, BPOL, BPSY, BRLG, BSOC, BSPA, BSPC, BTHE. Liberal Studies majors must select one course of English Literature, BENG 270 or higher, to fulfill 3 hours of this requirement.

 

[3] Courses from: BARH, BATS, BMUS, or BTHE. Liberal Studies majors are encouraged to take BARH 105, BARH 106, BMUS 110, or BTHE 200.

 

[4] Courses from: BANT, BECO, BGEO, BLIN, BPOL, BPSY, BSOC.

 

[5] Courses from: BAST, BBIO, BCHM, BGEL, BMAR, BSME, and BPHY.

 

[6] The following courses have been approved for this requirement: BANT 102, BANT 301, BANT 312, BANT 317, BANT 351, BANT 352, BANT 552, BARH 349, BENG 291, BGEO 121, BGST 301, BGST 398, BHIS 109, BHIS 115, BHIS 116, BRLG 203, BSOC 315, and BSPA 380B. Non-equivalent transfer credits may be evaluated for approval on a case by case basis by the Program Director for General Education.

II. Program Requirements.......................................................3

Psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, or political science

III. Major................................................................................36

A minimum of 36 hours of 300/400 level coursework from the following disciplines: Anthropology, Art History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Speech and Theatre. Each student must propose a curriculum of upper-division courses after earning 45 or more hours of college credit and gain acceptance into the program. The program shall include a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit in courses numbered 300 or above in two or more fields. No course submitted in fulfillment of the general education requirements may be included in the program requirements.

IV. Minor Requirements ........................................................18

A minimum of 18 hours of 300/400 level coursework in a single discipline chosen from one of the following: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Business, Education, English, Foreign Language, History, Philosophy, Political Science (including Global Studies), Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Speech, and Theater. Minors must satisfy departmental requirements, if any, in the field chosen for minor study.

V. Electives........................................................................ 14-25

Total hours required.............................................................120

Liberal Studies