Liberal Studies Program Overview
Comprised of guided and free electives, the Liberal Studies program offers students the greatest breadth of academic selections. Liberal Studies majors have the freedom to select courses that interest them from across our majors and disciplines. By taking courses throughout the arts, humanities, science and math, and social sciences, students are able to explore a wide range of liberal arts subjects, discovering the powerful connections among fields like politics, literature, science, sociology, art, and history. Exposure to multiple areas of study provides Liberal Studies majors with a broad knowledge base and enhanced critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Those who wish to personalize the major further have the option of proposing and applying for an Individually Designed program of study.
Through their choice of courses, internships, and senior thesis projects, Liberal Studies students are able to create individualized programs that prepare them to meet their personal and professional goals.
Liberal Studies Faculty Members (faculty bios)
Prof. David Bader
Dr. Rocco Gangle
Dr. Charlotte Gordon
Prof. William Harney
Dr. Vitaly Kozyrev
Dr. Anne-Marie Scholer
Dr. William Young
Additional Liberal Studies Advisors
Dr. Mark Herlihy, Chair of Humanities
Katelynn Mazzola, Academic Coordinator of Arts and Sciences
LST 135 Intro to Interdisciplinary Studies
LST 200 Learning Community Seminar
LST 302 Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities
American Studies or Liberal Studies elective
International Studies elective
Philosophy or Religion elective
Political Science Elective
Psychology or Sociology elective
Science or Math elective
Two foreign language courses
Download Liberal Studies curriculum guide.
Upon completion of the Liberal Studies program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the content of liberal arts disciplines.
- Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of individual liberal arts disciplines or in work that is interdisciplinary.
- Articulate the connections and distinctions between and among liberal arts disciplines, and their contemporary relevance.
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse in various disciplines.
- Make connections between the liberal arts and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.
Possibilities are Limited Only by Your Imagination and Goals...
Examples of Recent Liberal Studies Major Internships:
Office of Senator Edward Kennedy
MIT Research Lab
Beverly Main Streets
E! Entertainment Television
Franklin Pierce Law Center
WBZ News Radio 1030
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Embassy of Georgia
Redbrick Art Gallery
United for a Fair Economy
Download Liberal Studies career sheet for more options and information.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mark Herlihy
Associate Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Chair and Professor of Humanities