Liberal Studies Program

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major allows you to take an active role in designing a curriculum unique to your goals, talents, and interests. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences the Liberal Studies program was authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents in September 1989 and has accepted over 350 majors since then.

The B.A. degree in Liberal Studies can be completed in four years of full-time study; part-time study takes longer. Majors and prospective majors in need of Liberal Studies advising may call Professor Laura Wertheimer at 216.687.3920. Liberal Studies majors in need of CLASS and General Education advising may call Stephanie Triplett at 216.687.5040.

Several traits distinguish the B.A. in Liberal Studies from majors in specialized disciplines:

  • a broad-based education across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities;
  • an academic emphasis;
  • maximum flexibility in choosing courses;
  • breadth rather than specialized depth of intellectual experience;
  • appropriateness for students who wish to take an active role in shaping their studies.