Liberal Studies

Degree Type
Degree/Major
Area of Interest
Humanities and Languages
Degree Level
Undergraduate
College
College of Education, Engineering, Letters, and Sciences

Liberal Studies is a multidisciplinary degree that takes in aspects of many fields within the humanities. A degree in liberal studies can be used for a wide variety of post-graduate paths, and is great for those who have an interest in primarily studying history or philosophy in college. Liberal arts majors consistently perform well in the workplace and in admittance into law and business school, as well as graduate programs.  Liberal Studies teaches research, evidence evaluation, communication, and problem solving. Those following this path oftentimes follow a history or philosophy tract, allowing for a more specialized focus of study.

 

Policy
  • The Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree may be selected as a double degree only if the other major field is not one of the disciplines listed in Requirement II.
Learning Outcomes
  • Develop the ability to define goals and outcomes for themselves and pursue them to completion
  • Integrate ideas and information from at least two liberal arts disciplines
  • Acquire knowledge of two major areas in the liberal arts
    Complete one Franciscan Values and Traditions course (VUSM-100 level course). Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Living in a Diverse World course. Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Serving the Common Good course.
    Complete one The Ethical Life course (VUSM-400 level).
    Complete three credits of historical analysis.
    Complete three credits of literary analysis.
    Complete four credits of scientific reasoning in the natural sciences.
    Complete three credits of scientific reasoning in the social sciences.
    Complete three credits of artistic engagement.
    Complete three credits of theological inquiry.
    Complete three credits of integrating faith and practice.
    Complete three credits of philosophical and moral inquiry.
  • Core Curr WOT Waiver (CORE-WAYOT)
    All majors in the School of Humanities are required to complete one of the following as part of the baccalaureate degree requirements: A minor from any discipline on campus, a year of study in the same language, a study abroad or immersion experience. Please see the university catalog or your advisor for more details. Certain circumstances may warrant a modification of the above and your advisor can explain those circumstances.
  • Completed Requirement (CMPL-XXX)
    Complete a minimum of 40 upper division credits (300/400).
    Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits.