Program: BA in Liberal Studies
The liberal studies program offers the opportunity for a diversified and broad education that meets an individual’s intellectual and career goals. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies requires 120 units for graduation, plus three additional institutional units. The Liberal Studies major of 60 units supports a transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary curriculum, inclusive of all knowledge areas in the Arts and Science, in addition to knowledge areas in agriculture and education. The liberal studies program is also recommended for alternative preparation for students who hope for careers in the professions, such as teaching and law or to become credentialed in other areas, and for preparation for interdisciplinary or disciplinary graduate programs. (For an explanation of these terms please click on the “students” link below.)
Before meeting with liberal studies advisors, students are expected to read and review all materials provided on this website.
Many CEO’s and innovators graduated with degrees in liberal studies. Liberal studies students at FVSU are broad thinkers and self-motivators who display a flexibility, adaptability, and creativity that employers seek for rapidly changing times in the twenty-first century. The rich diversity offered by the broad spectrum of knowledge areas, and the integrative thinking students deploy, prepare them for variety of opportunities in government, public service, communications, teaching, the humanities, the arts, as well as for interdisciplinary or disciplinary graduate programs. Plan your course of study with your particular goals for a career in mind. The initial paragraph you submit to liberal studies will help you understand your interests, goals, and needs .
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES
Students must consult with and work closely with an advisor. Liberal studies has six areas of concentration or emphasis. Each of these emphasis areas has a separate advisor. All emphasis areas or concentrations have different requirements, but all lead to the bachelor degree in liberal studies. Review the balance sheets and information provided on this website before speaking to an advisor. The list is currently incomplete.
- African and African American World Diaspora Studies
- Creative Arts, advisor Dr. Hope. Mauzerall, Professor of Fine Arts
- Environmental Studies, advisor Dr. Melinda Davis, Professor of Biology
- International Affairs, advisor Dr. Meigan Fields, Professor of Political Science
- Spanish Language and Cultures, advisor Victoria Dubriel, Professor of Spanish
- Themes, a self-designed (with an advisor) curriculum: