University Studies - BS, Liberal Arts Concentration

The College of Liberal Arts offers a degree in University Studies with a concentration in Liberal Arts. The degree is intended to provide students the flexibility to create individualized degree plans in the college. The format also provides additional opportunities for study in the College of Liberal Arts when there is restricted admission to specific departments. The University Studies in Liberal Arts is a unique degree plan that consists of a foundational knowledge of Liberal Arts as a discipline, advanced work in social sciences and humanities, and two minors uniquely chosen by each student.

The 21-credit-hour concentration is uniquely administered by the college, rather than by a department, and includes coursework drawn from all 12 college departments and six interdisciplinary programs. The degree, although B.S., requires a year of college-level foreign language and an additional 12 hours of communication, literature, and social science.

A student enrolled in the University Studies concentration of Liberal Arts may not pursue a double major or a double degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 1 3
LBAR 203 Foundations of the Liberal Arts: Humanities 3
American history 3
Foreign language 2 4
Mathematics 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
LBAR 204 Foundations of the Liberal Arts: Social Sciences 3
American history 3
Communication 3
Foreign language 2 4
Mathematics 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Social science directed elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Life and physical sciences 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Humanities directed elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Creative arts 3
Literature directed elective 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Social science directed elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
Literature directed elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
LBAR 491 Research 3
Language, philosophy and culture or creative arts 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
General elective 3,6 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Graduation requirements include 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. The required 6 hours may be met by courses satisfying other areas of a degree program.  See your academic advisor for further information.