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 2 Concentration 3 Concentration 4 Concentration 5
Mathematics Finance History Political Science n/a
Sociology Criminal Justice ASLIS n/a n/a
Linguistics French English Russian n/a
Theatre Arts Communication Business n/a n/a
Creative Writing Theatre Arts Philosophy Sociology n/a
Communication English Music Photography (Art) n/a
Philosophy Sociology Biology Psychology n/a

Biological Humanities (Pre-Med)

English Biology History Health & Sport Sciences n/a
Biology Health & Sport Sciences Political Science n/a n/a
Asian Studies Anthropology Religious Studies n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Business English n/a n/a
Communication Entrepreneurship Art n/a n/a
Political Science History Business Philosophy n/a
Chemistry Mathematics Health & Sports Science Biology n/a
Communication Humanities Business English n/a
Paralegal Studies Criminal Justice Political Science n/a n/a
Communication Sociology Business Music  n/a
Communication Art Art History n/a n/a
Psychology Communicative Disorders ASLIS n/a n/a
Social Change Humanities Health & Sport Sciences n/a n/a
Communication Pan-African Studies Sociology Psychology n/a
Psychology Sociology Philosophy Health & Sport Sciences Biology
Psychology Math Education n/a n/a
Psychology Biology Education Sociology n/a
Sociology Criminal Justice Computer Information Systems n/a n/a
Communication Art Business English n/a
Communication Biology Geography Health & Sport Sciences n/a
Communication English Creative Writing Art History n/a n/a
Art Business Communication n/a n/a
Theater Arts Fine Arts Communication n/a n/a
Criminal Justice Sociology English Psychology n/a
Paralegal Studies Criminal Justice Psychology n/a n/a
Psychology Criminal Justice Forensic Anthropology n/a n/a
Sociology Social Work Criminal Justice n/a n/a
Political Science Pan African Studies Philosophy English n/a
Communication Music/Music Therapy Anthropology n/a n/a
Spanish Political Science Communication Humanities n/a
Russian Studies Computer Info Systems Criminal Justice n/a n/a
English ASLIS Psychology n/a n/a
Communication Business Sociology n/a n/a
Social Change Chinese Japanese Arabic Spanish
Women's & Gender Studies Education Pan African Studies n/a n/a
English Women's & Gender Studies Art n/a n/a
Communication Theater Arts English n/a n/a
English Biology Education Nursing n/a
Chinese Studies Japanese Political Science n/a n/a
Psychology ASLIS Education n/a n/a
Psychology History Education n/a n/a
Social Change

Geography/Geosciences

Anthropology French n/a
Geography

Anthropology

Forestry (non-UofL courses) n/a n/a
Chemistry Criminal Justice Communication n/a n/a
English Philosophy Political Science History n/a
Social Change Political Science Biology Geosciences n/a
Biology Equine Science Chemistry n/a n/a
English Philosophy Humanities n/a n/a
Anthropology Pan African Studies Music n/a n/a
Psychology Philosophy Communication English n/a
Psychology Art Communication n/a n/a
Latin American Studies Psychology Art Anthropology n/a
Psychology Art Education n/a n/a
English Biology Psychology Art n/a
Psychology Art Sociology n/a n/a
Sociology Spanish Education n/a n/a
Art

Fashion Design

(non-UofL courses)

Communication n/a n/a
Criminal Justice  Political Science Business n/a n/a
Economics Political Science Philosophy Spanish n/a
Latin Japanese Education English n/a
Political Science Biology Chemistry n/a n/a
Forensic Anthropology Criminal Justice Biology Philosophy n/a
Communication Equine Industry Women's & Gender Studies n/a n/a
Philosophy Anthropology Humanities n/a n/a
Chemistry Biology Political Science n/a n/a
Biology Global Public Health Studies Chemistry Psychology n/a
Anthropology Geography Political Science Peace Studies n/a
Middle East & Islamic Studies Women's & Gender Studies Peace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (Certificate) n/a n/a
Religious Studies Psychology Health & Sport Sciences n/a n/a
Psychology Chemistry Biology n/a n/a
Math Communication Chemistry Biology n/a
Psychology Public Health Biology n/a n/a
Biology Business Philosophy n/a n/a
Sociology Business Peace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (certificate) n/a n/a
Sociology Art Anthropology Political Science n/a
Psychology Business Women's & Gender Studies n/a n/a
Women's & Gender Studies Anthropology Theater Arts Sociology n/a
Communication Art English n/a n/a
Global Public Health Studies Music Chemistry Biology n/a
Humanities Business Psychology n/a n/a
Art Physics Engineering Humanities n/a
English Modern Languages Computer Info Studies n/a n/a
Cultural Performance Psychology Women's & Gender Studies Theater Arts n/a
Chinese Studies English Art Humanities n/a
Religious Studies Philosophy English Math n/a
Religious Studies Psychology Peace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (certificate) Arabic n/a
French Political Science Women's & Gender Studies Psychology n/a
French Spanish Business Biology n/a
Chinese Studies Communication Chinese French n/a
Asian Studies Communication English n/a n/a
Mathematics Economics Political Science French n/a
Economics Political Science Russian Spanish n/a
Spanish Business Political Science n/a n/a
French Political Science Humanities Spanish n/a
Political Science History Anthropology French n/a
Communication Criminal Justice Political Science Pan-African Studies n/a
English Criminal Justice Sociology History n/a
Communication English Philosophy n/a n/a
Justice Administration Spanish Communication n/a n/a
Communication Business Criminal Justice n/a n/a
Psychology Health & Sport Sciences Biology n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Spanish Political Science n/a n/a
Russian Studies French Sociology n/a n/a
Spanish Political Science Military Science n/a n/a
Communication Political Science Psychology n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Sociology Women's & Gender Studies n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Justice Admin Philosophy n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Political Science Business n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Political Science Psychology n/a n/a
Political Science Communication Music Philosophy n/a
Paralegal Studies Sociology Education n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies History Justice Administration n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Business Justice Administration n/a n/a
Political Science Spanish English Paralegal Studies Economics
English Literature Education Humanities n/a n/a
Psychology English Literature Computer Info Systems n/a n/a
History English Education n/a n/a
English Sociology Business Administration n/a n/a
English Literature Sociology Women's & Gender Studies n/a n/a
Biology English Anthropology Spanish n/a
Psychology Chemistry Biology Philosophy Communication
Biology Chemistry English Philosophy n/a
Biology Chemistry Physics Health & Sport Sciences n/a
Biology Chemistry Business Physics n/a
Biology Political Science Chemistry n/a n/a
Psychology Sociology History n/a n/a
Jewish Studies History Humanities Political Science n/a
Middle East & Islamic Studies Humanities Political Science n/a n/a
Two state-approved teaching fields required
Military Science Biology Clinical Lab Science (non-UofL courses) n/a n/a
Military Science Biology Chemistry n/a n/a
Pan-African Studies Psychology Anthropology Education n/a
Psychology Education Fine Arts n/a n/a
Spanish Chemistry Biology Philosophy n/a
Chinese Studies French Peace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation (certificate) n/a n/a
Communications Political Science Music Business n/a
English Creative Writing Art Music n/a n/a
French Studio Art Art History n/a n/a
Paralegal Studies Political Science Business n/a n/a
Anthropology English Communication Humanities n/a
Political Science Geography/Geosciences Biology Anthropology n/a
Psychology Business Administration English n/a n/a
Communication English Psychology Economics n/a
Chinese Studies Biology Psychology n/a n/a
English Math Chemistry n/a n/a
Humanities ASLIS Philosophy Sociology n/a
Communication Sociology Psychology n/a n/a
Latin American Studies Art Communication n/a n/a
Communication Political Science Theater Arts n/a n/a
Communication Political Science English n/a n/a
Biology Chemistry Health & Sport Sciences n/a n/a
Psychology English Communication n/a n/a
Math Military Science Physics n/a n/a
Psychology Criminal Justice Sociology n/a n/a
Communication Business Spanish Health Administration (non-UofL courses)  n/a
Political Science Pan African Studies Anthropology n/a n/a
Religious Studies Psychology Communication Mission Education (non-UofL courses) n/a
Communication Sociology Retail Management (non-UofL courses) n/a n/a
Russian Studies Psychology Education History n/a
Communication Biology Physics n/a n/a
Biology Art Scientific Illustration (non-UofL courses) n/a n/a
Biology Arabic Russian Chinese n/a
English Chemistry Communication n/a n/a
Women's & Gender Studies Art English Sociology n/a
Social Change Geography/Geosciences Sociology n/a n/a
Social Change Philosophy WGST Sociology n/a
Social Change Political Science Anthropology n/a n/a
Anthropology Philosophy Sociology n/a n/a
History Geography Political Science n/a n/a
Social Change Business ASLIS n/a n/a
Linguistics Sociology French Asian Studies n/a
Political Science Sociology History n/a n/a
Psychology ASLIS Education n/a n/a
English Communicative Disorders Sociology n/a n/a
Communication Communicative Disorders English n/a n/a
Psychology Communicative Disorders English n/a n/a
Psychology Communicative Disorders Philosophy Business n/a
Chemistry Biology Exercise Science n/a n/a
Latin English Literature Education Greek
Communication English Business n/a n/a
English Creative Writing Education Pan-African Studies n/a n/a
Chemistry Political Science Math Chemical Engineering Physics
English Theater Arts Communication n/a n/a
Theater Arts Communication Business Film Production n/a
Spanish Geography English n/a n/a
Biology Geography/Geosciences Anthropology n/a n/a
Urban and Regional Analysis Business Political Science n/a n/a
Political Science Linguistics Anthropology Geography n/a
Art ASLIS Linguistics English n/a
English Business Communication n/a n/a
Women's & Gender Studies Political Science Sociology n/a n/a
Women's & Gender Studies Communication Education n/a n/a

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