Designing a Program

From here, you can set out your overall roadmap for your career. It is not about getting it right - we can't predict the future. It is about identifying what you desire. Then as life unfolds, you will be better prepared to differentiate true opportunities from distractions.
Karen Wunderlin

The Liberal Studies program is composed of the university-wide General Education requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences programmatic requirements, three to five areas of concentrations, and requirements for the major.

To design a program, a student must choose three to five areas of concentration to combine in a unified and inter-related course of study. "Areas of Concentration" are College of Arts and Sciences departments and a student may choose one area outside the College of Arts and Sciences to incorporate into the degree program. One of the areas of concentration must be met by fulfilling a College of Arts and Sciences approved minor. No more than 24 semester hours of course work taken outside the College of Arts and Sciences may be accepted towards the Liberal Studies Degree.

All programs must meet the General Education and minimum hours (total hours, 50+ hours at the 300, 400, or 500 level) requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. Some courses may be "cross-counted" within the General Education requirements and Areas of Concentration.

Our majors have created hundreds of individualized programs. What would you like to design?

Steps in the Proposal and Admission Process