Example Programs

The Liberal Studies B. A. 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 a Liberal Studies 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 LBST degree.  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 sort of program do YOU want?

PROGRAM TITLEMinor*Concentration 2Concentration 3Concentration 4Concentration 5
Religious StudiesPsychologyHSSn/an/a
SociologyJustice AdminASL/ITPn/an/a
(Creative) ArtDeaf Ed & CultureArt Historyn/an/a
AnthropologyPhilosophyHumanitiesTheater Artsn/a
CommunicationEnglishMusicPhotographyn/a
PhilosophySociologyBiologyPsychologyn/a
EnglishBiologyHistoryHPESn/a
Asian StudiesAnthropologyReligious Studiesn/an/a
ParalegalBusinessWritingn/an/a
Political ScienceHistoryBusinessPhilosophyn/a
CommunicationHumanitiesBusinessEnglishn/a
Paralegal StudiesJustice AdministrationPolitical Sciencen/an/a
CommunicationsSociologyBusinessMusic Industryn/a
CommunicationArtArt Historyn/an/a
Social ChangeHumanitiesHealth and Sport Sciencesn/an/a
PsychologySociologyPhilosophyHPESBiology
PsychologyMathEducationn/an/a
SociologyJustice AdministrationCISn/an/a
CommunicationArtBusinessEnglishn/a
CommunicationBiologyGeographyHSSn/a
Theater ArtsFine ArtsCommunicationn/an/a
Justice AdministrationSociologyEnglishPsychologyn/a
HumanitiesBusinessEnglishPhilosophyn/a
Political ScienceChinese StudiesEnglishPhilosophyTheater Arts
PsychologySociologyCommunicationn/an/a
Political SciencePan African StudiesPhilosophyEnglishn/a
CommunicationMusic/Music TherapyAnthropologyn/an/a
SpanishPolitical ScienceCommHumanitiesn/a
AnthropologyWomen's StudiesHumanitiesArtn/a
EnglishASL/ITPPsychologyn/an/a
EnglishWomen's StudiesArtn/an/a
CommunicationTheater ArtsEnglishn/an/a
EnglishBiologyEducationNursingn/a
Chineses StudiesJapanesePolitical Sciencen/an/a
Chinese StudiesHistoryHumanitiesn/an/a
Environmental AnalysisBiologyPolitical ScienceEconomicsn/a
PsychologyITP/ASLEducationn/an/a
PsychologyHistoryEducationn/an/a
Social ChangeGeog/GeosAnthropologyFrenchn/a
Social ChangePolitical ScienceBiologyGeosciencesn/a
EnglishPhilosophyHumanitiesn/an/a
AnthropologyPan African StudiesMusicn/an/a
PsychologyPhilosophyCommunicationEnglishn/a
PsychologyTheaterArtn/an/a
SociologySpanishEducationn/an/a
ArtFashion DesignCommunicationn/an/a
Justice AdministrationPolitical ScienceBusinessn/an/a
EconomicsPolitical SciencePhilosophySpanishn/a
LatinJapaneseElem EdEnglishn/a
Political ScienceBiologyChemistryn/an/a
CommunicationEquine IndustryWomen's Studiesn/an/a
CommunicationFine ArtsComputer Graphicsn/an/a
Religious StudiesPsychologyHPESn/an/a
PsychologyChemistryBiologyn/an/a
MathCommunicationChemistryBiologyn/a
Latin American StudiesSpanishHorticulturen/an/a
MathSociologyOccupational Trainingn/an/a
SociologyArtAnthropologyPolitical Sciencen/a
PsychologyBusinessWomen's Studiesn/an/a
Women's StudiesAnthropologyTheater ArtsSociologyn/a
CommunicationArtEnglishn/an/a
HumanitiesBusinessPsychologyn/an/a
Theater ArtsHumanitiesWomen and Gender Studiesn/an/a
ArtPhysicsEngineeringHumanitiesn/a
EnglishModern LanguagesComputer Info Studiesn/an/a
CommunicationPsychologyBusinessn/an/a
Cultural PerformancePsychologyWomen's StudiesTheater Artsn/a
Chinese StudiesEnglishArtHumanitiesn/a
Religious StudiesPhilosophyEnglishMathn/a
FrenchPolitical ScienceWomen's StudiesPsychologyn/a
FrenchSpanishBusinessBiologyn/a
MathematicsEconomicsPolitical ScienceFrenchn/a
EconomicsPolitcal ScienceRussianSpanishn/a
SpanishBusinessPolitical Sciencen/an/a
FrenchPolitical ScienceHumanitiesSpanishn/a
Political ScienceHistoryAnthropologyFrenchn/a
EnglishJustice AdminSociologyHistoryn/a
CommunicationEnglishPhilosophyn/an/a
Justice AdministrationSpanishCommunicationn/an/a
ParalegalSpanishPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Russian StudiesFrenchSociologyn/an/a
SpanishPolitical ScienceMilitary Sciencen/an/a
SpanishPolitical ScienceMilitary Sciencen/an/a
Paralegal StudiesSociologyWomen's Studiesn/an/a
ParalegalJustice AdminPhilosophyn/an/a
ParalegalPolitical ScienceBusinessn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesPolitical SciencePsychologyn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesSociologyEducationn/an/a
ParalegalBusinessJustice Administrationn/an/a
EnglishCommunicationsHumanitiesLibrary Technologyn/a
HistoryEnglishHumanitiesn/an/a
BiologyChemistryMilitary Sciencen/an/a
BiologyEnglishAnthropologySpanishn/a
PsychologySociologyHistoryn/an/a
HistoryHumanitiesPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Two state-approved teaching fields required
Military ScienceBiologyClinical Lab Sciencen/an/a
Military ScienceBiologyChemistryn/an/a
SpanishLatin American StudiesPan African Studiesn/an/a
Pan-African StudiesPsychologyAnthropologyEducationn/a
PsychologyEducationFine Artsn/an/a
SpanishIslamic StudiesBiologyChemistryHistory
SpanishChemistryBiologyPhilosophyn/a
CommunicationsPolitical ScienceMusicBusinessn/a
HumanitiesArtPsychologyEnglishn/a
Paralegal StudiesPolitical ScienceBusinessn/an/a
Anthropology/S-CHumCommn/an/a
CommunicationEnglishPsychologyEconomicsn/a
Chinese StudiesBiologyPsychologyn/an/a
EnglishMathChemistryn/an/a
CommunicationSociologyPsychologyn/an/a
PhilosophyEnglishFine Artsn/an/a
Latin American StudiesArtCommunicationn/an/a
CommunicationPolitical ScienceTheater Artsn/an/a
ChemistryJustice AdministrationCommunicationn/an/a
ChemistryBiologyMathn/an/a
PsychologyCommunicative DisordersASL/ITPn/an/a
FrenchArtScientific IllustrationEnglishn/a
ChemistryBiologyArchitectureArtn/a
CommunicationBiologyHSSn/an//a
EnglishPhilosophyPolitical ScienceHistoryn/a
ParalegalChemistryBiologyn/an/a
Latin American StudiesPsychologyArtAnthropologyn/a
PsychologyArtEducationn/an/a
EnglishBiologyPsychologyArtn/a
PsychologyArtSociologyn/an/a
PhilosophyWomen's StudiesArtn/an/a
PsychologyBusinessParalegal Studiesn/an/a
BiologyPsychologyNursingn/an/a
Women's StudiesPolitical ScienceSociologyn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesHistoryJustice Administrationn/an/a
HistoryEnglishEducationn/an/a
EnglishSociologyBusiness Administrationn/an/a
MathPsychologyEducationn/an/a
ChemistryFrenchBiologyPhysicsn/a
BiologyChemistryPsychologyPhysicsn/a
ChemistryPsychologyAnthropologyBiologyPhysics
BiologyChemistryPsychologyHPESPhysics
BiologyChemistryBusinessPhysicsn/a
Race & Gender StudiesBiologyChemistryPhysicsPhilosophy
BiologyChemistryBusinessn/an/a
SpanishBiologySociologyn/an/a
PsychologyBiologyBusinessn/an/a
PsychologyEnglishCommunicationn/an/a
BiologyChemistryHealth Promotionn/an/a
PsychologyChemistryBiologyPhilosophyCommunication
PsychologyASL/ITPEducationn/an/a
PsychologyCommunication DisordersSociologyn/an/a
EnglishSpeech PathologySociologyn/an/a
CommunicationCommunicative DisordersEnglishn/an/a
PsychologySpeech PathologyEnglishn/an/a
ChemistryBiologyExercise Sciencen/an/a
MathMilitary SciencePhysicsn/an/a
PsychologyJustice AdmSociologyn/an/a
PsychologySociologyHumanitiesn/an/a
CommunicationBusinessSpanishHealth Administrationn/a
Political SciencePan African StudiesAnthropologyn/an/a
Religious StudiesPsychologyCommunicationMission Educationn/a
CommunicationSociologyRetail Managementn/an/a
Russian StudiesPsychologyEducationHistoryn/a
CommunicationPhilosophy/HumanitiesSciencen/an/a
BiologyArtScientific Illustrationn/an/a
EnglishChemistryCommunicationn/an/a
Women's StudiesArtEnglishSociologyn/a
Social ChangePhilosophyWGSTSociologyn/a
AnthropologyPhilosophySociologyn/an/a
Paralegal StudiesEnglishSociologyn/an/a
HistoryGeogPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Social ChangeBusinessASL/ITPn/an/a
Political ScienceSociologyHistoryn/an/a
PsychologyCommunicative DisordersPhilosophyBusinessn/a
HistoryGeographyHumanitiesn/an/a
CommunicationEnglishBusinessn/an/a
ChemistryPolitical ScienceMathChem EngineeringPhysics
EnglishTheater ArtsCommunicationn/an/a
MathChemistryPhysicsn/an/a
PhilosophyTheater ArtsBusinessn/an/a
Theater ArtsCommunicationBusinessFilm Productionn/a
SpanishGeographyEnglishn/an/a
Urban and RegionalBusinessPolitical Sciencen/an/a
Political ScienceLinguisticsAnthropologyGeographyn/a
ArtITPLinguisticsEnglishn/a
EnglishBusinessCommunicationn/an/a
WGSTCommunicationEducationn/an/a

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