Example Programs

The Liberal Studies Program can help students create Individualized Majors not otherwise offered at UofL, including: Global Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Non-Profit Entrepreneurship, Military Science, Environmental Studies, Ministry, Interpreting, Animation, Social Justice, Human Resources, and preparation for Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Hospital Administration, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Speech Pathology, Law, Library Science, Forensic Science, and Counseling.

The B. A. Individualized Major through the Liberal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary degree meant for those students who 1) prefer an individualized, interdisciplinary major as opposed to a traditional single-discipline major or 2) are preparing for a graduate/professional program which benefits from undergraduate study across disciplines.

When designing an Individualized Major, two students with similar ambitions might build very different programs.  For example, one pre-law student might combine Political Science, Justice Administration, and English; a second pre-law student might combine History, Psychology, and Military Science.  Each is preparing for the LSAT and professional school; they are just arriving via different routes which reflect their interests.

A minimum of three concentrations is required for each program; some students extend this to four or five.  An Arts and Sciences minor (or approved substitution) is the cornerstone of each Individualized Major.  As long as at least two concentrations are within A&S additional, relevant areas may be incorporated from university colleges outside A&S.  It is possible for transfer students or students studying away from the university to bring in completed concentrations of college-level coursework which have no equivalent course at UofL.

Below are some examples of programs of study by our majors.  What major do you want to create?

PROGRAM TITLE   Minor*Concentration 2Concentration 3Concentration 4Concentration 5
MathematicsFinanceHistoryPolitical Sciencen/a
SociologyCriminal JusticeASL/ITPn/an/a
LinguisticsFrenchEnglishRussiann/a
Theatre ArtsCommunicationBusinessn/an/a
Creative WritingTheatre ArtsPhilosophySociologyn/a
CommunicationEnglishMusicPhotography (Art)n/a
PhilosophySociologyBiologyPsychologyn/a

Biological Humanities (Pre-Med)

EnglishBiologyHistoryHealth & Sport Sciencesn/a
BiologyHealth & Sport SciencesPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Asian StudiesAnthropologyReligious Studiesn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesBusinessEnglishn/an/a
CommunicationEntrepreneurshipArtn/an/a
Political ScienceHistoryBusinessPhilosophyn/a
ChemistryMathematicsHealth & Sports ScienceBiologyn/a
CommunicationHumanitiesBusinessEnglishn/a
Paralegal StudiesCriminal JusticePolitical Sciencen/an/a
CommunicationSociologyBusinessMusic n/a
CommunicationArtArt Historyn/an/a
PsychologyCommunicative DisordersASL/ITPn/an/a
Social ChangeHumanitiesHealth & Sport Sciencesn/an/a
CommunicationPan-African StudiesSociologyPsychologyn/a
PsychologySociologyPhilosophyHealth & Sport SciencesBiology
PsychologyMathEducationn/an/a
PsychologyBiologyEducationSociologyn/a
SociologyCriminal JusticeComputer Information Systemsn/an/a
CommunicationArtBusinessEnglishn/a
CommunicationBiologyGeographyHealth & Sport Sciencesn/a
CommunicationEnglish Creative WritingArt Historyn/an/a
ArtBusinessCommunicationn/an/a
Theater ArtsFine ArtsCommunicationn/an/a
Criminal JusticeSociologyEnglishPsychologyn/a
Paralegal StudiesCriminal JusticePsychologyn/an/a
PsychologyCriminal JusticeForensic Anthropologyn/an/a
SociologySocial WorkCriminal Justicen/an/a
Political SciencePan African StudiesPhilosophyEnglishn/a
CommunicationMusic/Music TherapyAnthropologyn/an/a
SpanishPolitical ScienceCommunikcationHumanitiesn/a
Russian StudiesComputer Info SystemsCriminal Justicen/an/a
EnglishASL/ITPPsychologyn/an/a
CommunicationBusinessSociologyn/an/a
Social ChangeChineseJapaneseArabicSpanish
Women's & Gender StudiesEducationPan African Studiesn/an/a
EnglishWomen's & Gender StudiesArtn/an/a
CommunicationTheater ArtsEnglishn/an/a
EnglishBiologyEducationNursingn/a
Chinese StudiesJapanesePolitical Sciencen/an/a
PsychologyASL/ITPEducationn/an/a
PsychologyHistoryEducationn/an/a
Social Change

Geography/Geosciences

AnthropologyFrenchn/a
Geography

Anthropology

Forestry (non-UofL courses)n/an/a
ChemistryCriminal JusticeCommunicationn/an/a
EnglishPhilosophyPolitical ScienceHistoryn/a
Social ChangePolitical ScienceBiologyGeosciencesn/a
BiologyEquine ScienceChemistryn/an/a
EnglishPhilosophyHumanitiesn/an/a
AnthropologyPan African StudiesMusicn/an/a
PsychologyPhilosophyCommunicationEnglishn/a
PsychologyArtCommunicationn/an/a
Latin American StudiesPsychologyArtAnthropologyn/a
PsychologyArtEducationn/an/a
EnglishBiologyPsychologyArtn/a
PsychologyArtSociologyn/an/a
SociologySpanishEducationn/an/a
Art

Fashion Design

(non-UofL courses)

Communicationn/an/a
Criminal Justice Political ScienceBusinessn/an/a
EconomicsPolitical SciencePhilosophySpanishn/a
LatinJapaneseEducationEnglishn/a
Political ScienceBiologyChemistryn/an/a
Forensic AnthropologyCriminal JusticeBiologyPhilosophyn/a
CommunicationEquine IndustryWomen's & Gender Studiesn/an/a
PhilosophyAnthropologyHumanitiesn/an/a
ChemistryBiologyPolitical Sciencen/an/a
BiologyGlobal Public Health StudiesChemistryPsychologyn/a
AnthropologyGeographyPolitical SciencePeace Studiesn/a
Middle East & Islamic StudiesWomen's & Gender StudiesPeace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (Certificate)n/an/a
Religious StudiesPsychologyHealth & Sport Sciencesn/an/a
PsychologyChemistryBiologyn/an/a
MathCommunicationChemistryBiologyn/a
PsychologyPublic HealthBiologyn/an/a
BiologyBusinessPhilosophyn/an/a
SociologyBusinessPeace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (certificate)n/an/a
SociologyArtAnthropologyPolitical Sciencen/a
PsychologyBusinessWomen's & Gender Studiesn/an/a
Women's & Gender StudiesAnthropologyTheater ArtsSociologyn/a
CommunicationArtEnglishn/an/a
Global Public Health StudiesMusicChemistryBiologyn/a
HumanitiesBusinessPsychologyn/an/a
ArtPhysicsEngineeringHumanitiesn/a
EnglishModern LanguagesComputer Info Studiesn/an/a
Cultural PerformancePsychologyWomen's & Gender StudiesTheater Artsn/a
Chinese StudiesEnglishArtHumanitiesn/a
Religious StudiesPhilosophyEnglishMathn/a
Religious StudiesPsychologyPeace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (certificate)Arabicn/a
FrenchPolitical ScienceWomen's & Gender StudiesPsychologyn/a
FrenchSpanishBusinessBiologyn/a
Chinese StudiesCommunicationChineseFrenchn/a
Asian StudiesCommunicationEnglishn/an/a
MathematicsEconomicsPolitical ScienceFrenchn/a
EconomicsPolitcal ScienceRussianSpanishn/a
SpanishBusinessPolitical Sciencen/an/a
FrenchPolitical ScienceHumanitiesSpanishn/a
Political ScienceHistoryAnthropologyFrenchn/a
CommunicationCriminal JusticePolitical SciencePan-African Studiesn/a
EnglishCriminal JusticeSociologyHistoryn/a
CommunicationEnglishPhilosophyn/an/a
Justice AdministrationSpanishCommunicationn/an/a
CommunicationBusinessCriminal Justicen/an/a
PsychologyHealth & Sport SciencesBiologyn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesSpanishPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Russian StudiesFrenchSociologyn/an/a
SpanishPolitical ScienceMilitary Sciencen/an/a
CommunicationPolitical SciencePsychologyn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesSociologyWomen's & Gender Studiesn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesJustice AdminPhilosophyn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesPolitical ScienceBusinessn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesPolitical SciencePsychologyn/an/a
Political ScienceCommunicationMusicPhilosophyn/a
Paralegal StudiesSociologyEducationn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesHistoryJustice Administrationn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesBusinessJustice Administrationn/an/a
Political ScienceSpanishEnglishParalegal StudiesEconomics
English LiteratureEducationHumanitiesn/an/a
PsychologyEnglish LiteratureComputer Info Systemsn/an/a
HistoryEnglishEducationn/an/a
EnglishSociologyBusiness Administrationn/an/a
English LiteratureSociologyWomen's & Gender Studiesn/an/a
BiologyEnglishAnthropologySpanishn/a
PsychologyChemistryBiologyPhilosophyCommunication
BiologyChemistryEnglishPhilosophyn/a
BiologyChemistryPhysicsHealth & Sport Sciencesn/a
BiologyChemistryBusinessPhysicsn/a
BiologyPolitical ScienceChemistryn/an/a
PsychologySociologyHistoryn/an/a
Jewish StudiesHistoryHumanitiesPolitical Sciencen/a
Middle East & Islamic StudiesHumanitiesPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Two state-approved teaching fields required
Military ScienceBiologyClinical Lab Science (non-UofL courses)n/an/a
Military ScienceBiologyChemistryn/an/a
Pan-African StudiesPsychologyAnthropologyEducationn/a
PsychologyEducationFine Artsn/an/a
SpanishChemistryBiologyPhilosophyn/a
Chinese StudiesFrenchPeace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (certificate)n/an/a
CommunicationsPolitical ScienceMusicBusinessn/a
English Creative WritingArtMusicn/an/a
FrenchStudio ArtArt Historyn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesPolitical ScienceBusinessn/an/a
AnthropologyEnglishCommunicationHumanitiesn/a
Political ScienceGeography/GeoscienceBiologyAnthropologyn/a
PsychologyBusiness AdministrationEnglishn/an/a
CommunicationEnglishPsychologyEconomicsn/a
Chinese StudiesBiologyPsychologyn/an/a
EnglishMathChemistryn/an/a
HumanitiesITPPhilosophySociologyn/a
CommunicationSociologyPsychologyn/an/a
Latin American StudiesArtCommunicationn/an/a
CommunicationPolitical ScienceTheater Artsn/an/a
CommunicationPolitical ScienceEnglishn/an/a
BiologyChemistryHealth & Sport Sciencesn/an/a
PsychologyEnglishCommunicationn/an/a
MathMilitary SciencePhysicsn/an/a
PsychologyCriminal JusticeSociologyn/an/a
CommunicationBusinessSpanishHealth Administration (non-UofL courses) n/a
Political SciencePan African StudiesAnthropologyn/an/a
Religious StudiesPsychologyCommunicationMission Education (non-UofL courses)n/a
CommunicationSociologyRetail Management (non-UofL courses)n/an/a
Russian StudiesPsychologyEducationHistoryn/a
CommunicationBiologyPhysicsn/an/a
BiologyArtScientific Illustration (non-UofL courses)n/an/a
BiologyArabicRussianChinesen/a
EnglishChemistryCommunicationn/an/a
Women's & Gender StudiesArtEnglishSociologyn/a
Social ChangeGeography/GeosciencesSociologyn/an/a
Social ChangePhilosophyWGSTSociologyn/a
Social ChangePolitical ScienceAnthropologyn/an/a
AnthropologyPhilosophySociologyn/an/a
HistoryGeographyPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Social ChangeBusinessASL/ITPn/an/a
LinguisticsSociologyFrenchAsian Studiesn/a
Political ScienceSociologyHistoryn/an/a
PsychologyASL/ITPEducationn/an/a
EnglishCommunicative DisordersSociologyn/an/a
CommunicationCommunicative DisordersEnglishn/an/a
PsychologyCommunicative DisordersEnglishn/an/a
PsychologyCommunicative DisordersPhilosophyBusinessn/a
ChemistryBiologyExercise Sciencen/an/a
LatinEnglish LiteratureEducationGreek
CommunicationEnglishBusinessn/an/a
English Creative WritingEducationPan-African Studiesn/an/a
ChemistryPolitical ScienceMathChemical EngineeringPhysics
EnglishTheater ArtsCommunicationn/an/a
Theater ArtsCommunicationBusinessFilm Productionn/a
SpanishGeographyEnglishn/an/a
BiologyGeography/GeosciencesAnthropologyn/an/a
Urban and Regional AnalysisBusinessPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Political ScienceLinguisticsAnthropologyGeographyn/a
ArtITPLinguisticsEnglishn/a
EnglishBusinessCommunicationn/an/a
Women's & Gender StudiesPolitical ScienceSociologyn/an/a
Women's & Gender StudiesCommunicationEducationn/an/a

* UofL's A.A. in Paralegal Studies or a state-approved teaching field may substitute, if appropriate, for the minor.