Bachelor of Art in Liberal Studies

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2019:

  • Minimum 121 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Minor: 2.00
  • Complete 42 credits of upper-level electives, must be 300-400 level (42)
  • Complete 33-36 credits of 100-level or higher general electives (33-36)
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
  • Complete a two-semester sequence of the same Foreign or American Sign language or history sequence (6-8)
  • Complete two of the following Fine Arts electives, one must be studio/performance based (6):
    • ARH xxx any Art History Course
    • ART xxx any Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete one of the following Humanities electives (3):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • ASL 1xx/2xx any 100- or 200-level ASL course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • MAT 100 Mathematics and Its Application or higher 100-level math course (3)
  • Complete one of the following Methods/Research/Theory electives (3): prerequisites may apply
    • ENG 300 Introduction to Literary Criticism
    • EDU 300W Teacher as Researcher
    • EDU 325 Social Studies and the Project Approach for the Young Children
    • EDU 327 Mathematics for Young Children
    • EDU 329 Science and the Project Approach for the Young Child
    • EDU 330 Teaching Writing in the Early Elementary Grades PK-3
    • EDU 341 Teaching Writing in Grades K-8: Process to Product
    • EDU 351 Teaching Reading in Elementary School
    • EDU 361 Teaching Science in Elementary School
    • EDU 371 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School
    • EDU 381 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School
    • EDU 385 Methods of teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (6-12)
    • EDU 390 Secondary Methods of Teaching
    • INT/HON 208 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
    • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics I
    • MAT 131 Mathematics for Elementary Teacher II
    • MAT 315 Applied Statistics
    • MUS 362 Music Methods
    • POS 487 Research Issues in Public Management
    • SSC 220 Basic Research Methods
    • SSC 320 Research Methods in Social Science
  • Complete any 100-level laboratory science course (4)
  • Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems elective (3):
    • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • Complete two of the following Social Science electives, must be from two different disciplines (6):
    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course

Minor Requirement:

Students must complete a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours. UMA minor options can be found at the checksheet page.

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