A Liberal Studies major must be enrolled in the program for at least two academic terms and earn at least 16 upper-level (300/400) credits after admission that includes credit for a capstone course.
16 in Social and Behavioral Sciences—CLASS
16 in Natural Sciences and Mathematics—COS
16 in Humanities and Fine Arts—CLASS
18 in Electives—CLASS or COS
These 66 credits may be selected in several ways:
Within this total of 66 credits, no more than 18 credits in any one department will be counted towards the Liberal Studies major. (If you want more than 18 in a specific discipline, then you may want to consider a traditional departmental degree rather than the B.A. in Liberal Studies—or a double major.)
Upon petition to the
and the advisory
committee, a student may include in the Liberal Studies major up to 42
transfer credits from other, non-core, colleges within Cleveland State—typically
for courses that have specific content and methods comparable to those offered by the core colleges (e.g., EDB 301 and 302). No more than 31 credits
in business will be counted towards the major.
In using this table of courses and requirements, keep in mind that some courses, of any college, might straddle the lines between the three main areas of liberal education. If the instructor of record will certify that the offering is more of one sort than another, then it may be used to fulfill a different area requirement. For example, a course might be more about mathematics than human behavior. In that case, it could be used to fulfill the Liberal Studies Natural Sciences and Mathematics requirement rather than the Social Sciences one. For the same reason, some courses defy a one time categorization--different offering might be best seen as fulfilling different requirements. Finally, this also implies that some courses might be inappropriate for fulfilling a requirement for one student but OK for another.
Standard Disclaimer: Use this table to plan your course of study. For the best advice, consult with the Director of Liberal Studies.
For more information visit the undergraduate catalog.