Liberal Studies Program

Possible Concentrations

Liberal Studies students are encouraged to design a personal theme within the broad major requirements.  Majors have built minors, certificates, concentrations, and co-op internships into their course selections. This strategy gave them specific entry-level skills to complement their broad liberal education and thus open up more job opportunities.

Also consider interdisciplinary minors:

  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Black Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Women's Studies

Almost all departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and in the College of Science also offer minors.  Consult the various departmental pages in the Undergraduate Catalog for the details.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Science offer two dozen or more certificate programs that also can become part of a Liberal Studies major!

NB: The Department of Health Sciences recommends the Health Sciences concentration in Liberal Studies for students interested in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and various careers in health care administration, gerontology, and pediatric health.

There is a Pre-Law concentration in Liberal Studies and also a Pre-Professional concentration in Liberal Studies.

Other concentrations may be developed around individual interests such as:

  • American Studies
  • Biological Ecology
  • Case Management
  • Central Europe and the Former USSR
  • Community Health
  • Cross-cultural Health Communication
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Family Literacy
  • Film/Media Studies
  • Health Care/PersonnelAdministration
  • Health Care Specialties (pre-OT, pre-PT)
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Human Ecology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Information Literacy
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Economics
  • International Health Communication
  • Managed Care
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Native-American Studies
  • Occupational Health
  • Outcome Evaluation
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Political Economy
  • Quality Assurance
  • Urban Economic Development