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  • Program Overview

    As a liberal studies major, you will have the freedom to select courses of interest from across Endicott's majors and disciplines.

    Comprised of guided and free electives, the liberal studies program offers the greatest breadth of academic selections in the College. By taking courses throughout the arts, humanities, science, math, and social sciences, you will gain exposure to a wide range of liberal arts subjects, discovering powerful connections among fields like politics, literature, technology, sociology, and history. Exposure to multiple areas of study will provide you with a broad knowledge base and enhance your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. If you wish to personalize the major further, you have the option of proposing and applying for an individually designed program of study.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-127

    Freshman - Credits: 32

    • Foreign Language  (Cr: 6)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)
    • Electives   (Cr: 9)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32-33

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General EducationRequirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • English Elective    (Cr: 3)
    • International Studies Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • Philosophy or Religion Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • Science or Math Elective   (Cr: 3-4)
    • Electives   (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • LST 201 - Interdisciplinary Seminar (Cr: 3)
      Liberal Studies majors are required to complete two semesters for six credits.

    Junior - Credits: 31-32

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3-4)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • History Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Political Science Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • Psychology or Sociology Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 6)
    • LST 302 - Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Requirement
    • LST 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • American Studies or Liberal Studies Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)
      (must be above the 100 level)
    • LST 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • LST 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • LST 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    Liberal Studies Discipline-Specific Electives

    The eight discipline-designated elective requirements (English; history; international studies; political science; philosophy or religion; psychology or sociology; math or science; American studies or liberal studies) may be met by taking any course with the individual discipline's prefix. However, at least three of the eight courses must be above the 100-level.

    The American studies/liberal studies elective requirement may be met by taking any course with an AMS or LST designation or one of the following courses:

    • ART 308 - Art in American Culture (Cr: 3)
    • ART 320 - Native American Art: Beyond Tradition (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 220 - American Short Story Cycles (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 240 - Boston in Literature and Film (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 310 - Modern American Poetry (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 337 - American Indian Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 224 - Justice and Injustice in American Literature (Cr: 3)
    • HST 225 - The Salem Witch Trials (Cr: 3)
    • HST 227 - Boston History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 229 - The American West (Cr: 3)
    • HST 230 - African-American History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 306 - New England History (Cr: 3)
    • HST 317 - Civil Rights Movement (Cr: 3)
    • HST 340 - Women in American History and Culture (Cr: 3)
    • MUS 230 - Jazz Styles (Cr: 3)
    • MUS 240 - The Rise of Rock and Roll (Cr: 3)
    • SM 303 - Sport in Society (Cr: 3)
    • SOC 320 - Racial and Ethnic Diversity in American Society (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the liberal studies program students will:

    • 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.

    Interdisciplinary Seminar Requirement

    Students must take a minimum of two LST 201 Interdisciplinary Seminar offerings to complete the program. These seminars are team-taught and examine topics from at least two disciplinary perspectives. The topics will change each semester.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school right away, or embark on your career after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Graduates of the liberal studies program enjoy careers in a wide range of fields. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

    Recent Internships

    • Massachusetts State House
    • Boston Ballet
    • Fox 25 News
    • New England Patriots
    • EBSCO Publishing

    Alumni Employment

    • Peace Corps
    • General Electric
    • Attorney
    • Integrative Wellness and Physical Therapy
    • United States Department of Health and Human Services

    Graduate School Acceptances

    • Oxford University
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Boston College
    • Boston University
    • Fordham University