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

ART

404

Imagination and Creativity

3 cr.

BUS

120

Business Fundamentals

3 cr.

CMM

306

Social Impact of the Media

3 cr.

ENG

101

College Writing Seminar

3 cr.

LST

479A

Research Project I

3 cr.

LST

479B

Research Project II

3 cr.

LST

489

                   

Senior Thesis I

3 cr.

LST

490

                   

Senior Thesis II

3 cr.

MTH

126

Applied Statistics

3 cr.

PHL

100

Introduction to Philosophy

3 cr.

POL

213

American Government and Politics

3 cr.

PSY

302

Research Methods

3 cr.

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.

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)

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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