Liberal Studies Major Degree Requirements

Liberal Studies Major Degree Requirements

Program requirements: Liberal Studies Majors complete the following Core Courses and the courses for the selected Concentration.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT LAC TIER REQUIREMENTS:

  • All Liberal Studies majors (except those with a concentration in Mathematics) must take MAT 139P as their LAC Tier 1 Mathematics course.
  • Those in the Mathematics Concentration should take MAT 155 or 155P (depending on placement) as their LAC Tier 1 Mathematics course (if they do not place directly into MAT 243).  Those placing into MAT 243 should take it as their Tier 1 Mathematics course and work with their advisor to choose another MAT course to complete the concentration.

AND

  • ALL Liberal Studies majors must take BIO 304 as their LAC Tier 2 Natural Sciences course.
  • ALL Liberal Studies majors should take PSY 206 as their LAC Tier 2 Individuals & Society course.
Core Courses: (31 to 32 credits)
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
ECO
or
GEO
or
PSC
200

100

110
Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduction to Geography

American Government and Politics~
3

3

3
HIS116Intro. Modern World History 3
HIS
or
HIS
or
HIS
120

121

310
Early American 1607 To 1877

Recent American 1877-Present

Great Issues: Survey Am. His.*
3

3

3
ENG130Literary Analysis3
ENG328Children’s Literature 3
ENG338Linguistic Analysis 3
MAT140Geometry and Probability for Elementary School Teaching 3
MAT217Statistics for Liberal Studies**3
PHY105Introductory Physical Sciences 3
EES104Dynamic Earth w/lab 4
* Students in the History/Social Sciences concentration take HIS 120 or 121.
** Students in the Mathematics concentration take MAT 315 instead of MAT 217.
~ Students must take the ECO/GEO/PSC placement test and speak to their academic advisor before choosing which of these courses to take. Students who take PSC 110 for T1SS must take either ECO 200 or GEO 100 to fulfill this requirement.
Natural Science Concentration (21 credits)
BIO200Ecology and Environment 3
BIO202Human Biology Lecture 3
AST226Introduction to the Solar System 3
EES205Sustainable Energy & Environment3
PHY217Meteorology3
LSM250Science Writing3
LSM400Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies3
History/Social Science Concentration (21 to 23 credits)
HIS
or
PSC
200

201
Historical Research & Writing

Applied Qual. Methods
4

3
HIS
or
HIS
230

231
Western Civ. Before 1500

Western Civ. Since 1500
3

3
HIS3**A U.S. History course 3
HIS3**A Non-U.S. History course 3
HIS3**Any 300-level History course 3
PSC300Ideological Divisions in the U.S. 3
HIS

or
PSC
400, 406, 407, or 420

460
(if HIS 200 is completed with a C or better)


(if PSC 201 is completed with a C or better)
4


3
English Concentration (21 credits)
ENG203Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism3
ENG223Survey of American Literature3
ENG205, 206, 207, 209, 230, 241, 353, 369, 372, or 380Category: Creative Writing 3
ENG242, 250, 255, 256, 258, 259, 310, 313, or 314Category: Reading Culture3
ENG204, 220, 271, 306, 370, 371, 373, or 374Category: Rhetoric & Composition3
ENGAny 300-level Category: Elective 3
LSM400Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies 3
Mathematics Concentration** (24 credits)
MAT230Discrete Structures 3
MAT243Calculus I 4
MAT244Calculus II
4
MAT310Applied Linear Algebra 3
MAT315Applied Probability & Statistics 4
MAT362Advanced Mathematics for Elementary School Teaching 3
LSM400Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies
** Math students take MAT 315 instead of 217. This course is included in the courses for the Math Concentration so Math students take 31 credits of core courses.