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Liberal Studies Program

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree program is an Individualized Program of Study (IPS) providing a broad background in the arts and sciences and specialization in two academic areas of particular interest to the student. This allows the student the opportunity to establish a broader base in general education than is ordinarily possible, while combining in-depth study in different academic disciplines in ways not possible under the structure of traditional academic majors.

The IPS is designed by the student with help from a three-member Advisory Committee appointed by the Program Coordinator. The Advisory Committee must formally approve the IPS at least two academic semesters prior to the expected graduation date. As part of the approval process, the Advisory Committee ensures that the IPS meets all philosophical and structural requirements of the degree.