Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Science Degree

Liberal Studies is a cross-disciplinary program designed to help you develop the skills that lead to success in lifelong learning and professional advancement, including: self-assessment, strong written and verbal communications skills, problem-solving and group processes, and creation and innovation.

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Courses in the major include:

This course introduces argumentation as a model of critical thinking. Arguments are analyzed and critiqued to develop skills in reasoning, using evidence, finding fallacious reasoning, and developing counterarguments and rebuttals.
This course requires students to integrate ideas and themes from previous courses within the liberal studies and general education programs while conducting research and analysis of real-world concerns and problems. Students compile a portfolio that includes work from all stages of the research, writing, and revising process. Prerequisites: Successful completion of 30 hours of the Liberal Studies major, including all core courses.
This course is a functional approach to Algebra that incorporates the use of appropriate technology. Emphasis will be placed on the study of functions and their graphs including linear, quadratic, piecewise, rational, exponential and logarithmic, systems of equations and inequalities and matrices. Real world applications of each will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MA 101 or placement via ALEKS Placement Exam

Choose one of the following:

  • HI 110 - World History I
  • HI 111 - World History II
  • HI 151 - American History to 1877
  • HI 152 - American History from 1877
Choose one of the following:
  • BI 100 - Introduction to Biological Systems
  • BI 105 - Biological Investigation l Laboratory
  • BI 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I
  • CH 115 - General Chemistry I
Choose one of the following:
  • PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology
  • SO 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Select 18 credits from the three areas below:
  • Natural Science/Math (6 credits)
  • Human Behavior/Human Civilization (6 credits)
  • Human Thought and Human Expression (6 credits)


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