Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of The Liberal Studies Program

The Liberal Studies Program enables students in the College of Arts and Sciences to create undergraduate majors that are both individualized and interdisciplinary, and provides a center for promoting innovation and creativity in emerging fields and disciplines.

  • For our majors, Liberal Studies provides courses on interdisciplinary inquiry and writing, and empowers students to create the course of study they need to reach their personal goals.

  • For the College, Liberal Studies ensures that students with a vision of their own futures will find a program that suits their needs and ambitions – whatever they may be – here in Arts and Sciences, even by including blocks of courses from other units (e.g., Business School or SPEED).

  • For the University, Liberal Studies provides a center of innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary studies, where our students and our institution as a whole can compete on equal terms with any other institution in America.  Beyond the opportunities we provide to individual students, it is also the mission of Liberal Studies to bring outstanding achievers in many fields to our campus.  These visits enrich the intellectual life of the University of Louisville with lectures and courses taught by pioneering scholars who have demonstrated in their own lives and careers the importance of breaking free from the standard compartmentalized curriculum, and exploring new worlds of endeavor.

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