LIberal Studies

Promoting critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, and effective communication.

Program Overview

The Liberal Studies program promotes critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, and effective communication. You will develop skills to confront a myriad of complex problems. This learning will engage you to design compelling arguments, communicate, and solve problems. With this understanding and analyzing different perspectives, you will develop skills to make decisions that maximize both the individual and collective good.


Learning Outcomes

  • Create innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrate effective use of written, oral, and electronic communication
  • Analyze inter-related events from several perspectives
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify concepts and construct methods of inquiry
  • Demonstrate understanding of diverse perspectives and work with people from diverse backgrounds within a global community
  • Effectively use argumentation and persuasive techniques


Potential Jobs / Future Plans 

  • Pre-Law
  • Publicist
  • Librarian
  • Urban Planner
  • Project Manager

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Liberal Studies Degree

Liberal Studies

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Liberal Studies is intended for those individuals with broad intellectual interests who seek the enrichment, breadth of knowledge, and intellectual skills that a liberal arts education can provide. As an alternative to traditional disciplinary, the B.A. in Liberal Studies offers a unique and innovative degree program that provides both structure and flexibility. The structuring component of the program consists of a core of team-planned courses centered on the interdisciplinary study of the humanities. This format which brings together different academic disciplines and perspectives for an integrated study of human thought and culture. 



Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • Some courses offered online
Total Credit Hours
Robert S Wood Hall with fall foliage

Robert S. Wood Hall

Robert S. Wood Hall opened in September, 1989 and contains an auditorium, several general classrooms, seminar rooms, two smart classrooms and the Instructional Design and Media Center, which assists faculty with online learning and additional technology. The offices of senior and part-time faculty are on the second floor.