Liberal Studies students

Liberal Studies (B.A.)

The Liberal Studies Bachelor degree program is not designed to overlap with existing degrees but rather to provide qualified students with an academic program that meets their unique needs.

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Program Overview

The Liberal Studies Bachelor degree program is not designed to overlap with existing degrees but rather to provide qualified students with an academic program that meets their unique needs. Offering students flexibility, independence, and academic rigor, this option provides undergraduate adult learners with the opportunity to draw on the resources of the entire curriculum, across degrees and disciplines.

Program of Study

AMS 101 American Popular Culture 3 credits
ART 404 Imagination and Creativity 3 credits
BUS 120 Business Fundamentals: Methods 3 credits
BUS 320 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
CMM 306 Social Impact of the Media 3 credits
ENG 308 American Literature 3 credits
HST 225 The Salem Witch Trials 3 credits
HST 308 Contemporary Issues 3 credits
LST 479 Research Project 6 credits
LST 489 Senior Thesis I 3 credits
LST 490 Senior Thesis II 3 credits
MTH 126 Applied Statistics 3 credits
PHL 100 Insights in Philosophy 3 credits
POL 311 American Government and Politics 3 credits
PSY 302 Research Methods 3 credits
PSY 305 Social Psychology 3 credits
PSY 323 Stress and Illness 3 credits
SOC 302 Social Problems 3 credits
SOC 305 The Family 3 credits
Previously earned credits 66 credits

Total Degree Requirements: 126 credits

Concentration Option

Homeland Security Studies

HLS 105 Introduction to Homeland Securities 3 cr.
HLS 205 America's Intelligence Community 3 cr.
IST 216 International Conflicts 3 cr.
PSY 317 Criminal Profiling and Threat 3 cr.
CJ 350 Terrorism Studies 3 cr.
BUS 355 Risk Management

3 cr.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application along with a non-refundable fee of $25.00
  • Official high school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A 250 - 500 word essay explaining your professional goals
  • All students for whom English is not a first language must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Minimum age of 24 years
  • Minimum two years of significant, full-time work experience
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)

Program of Study

  • History Elective (3 cr.)
  • International Studies Elective (3 cr.)
  • Philosophy or Religious Studies Elective (3 cr.)
  • Writing Designated Course (3 cr.)
  • World Culture Course (3 cr.)
  • Aesthetic Awareness Course (3 cr.)
  • Literary Perspectives Course (3 cr.)
  • Individual & Society Course (3 cr.)
  • Ethical Reasoning Course (3 cr.)
  • Science & Technology Course (3 cr.)
  • Global Issues Course (3 cr.)
  • General Education Electives (12 cr.)
  • Open Electives (45 cr.)

Total degree requirements: 126 cr.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication.
  2. Exhibit skills in critical thinking and problem solving with ethical thought.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts disciplines at the lower and upper levels.
  4. Understand and apply methods of inquiry associated with a range of disciplines.
  5. Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.
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