Design your own degree program
The Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies gives motivated students the chance to create individualized majors drawn from several SFA departments. These individualized majors are distinguished from double majors in that the area of overlap between the two or more traditional disciplines is a core part of the program.
Skills to adapt to the changing job market
Each Liberal Studies degree is unique, tailored to the student’s interests. This allows students to align academic and career paths through imaginative fields of study. Alumni of this program have gone on to work in fields as diverse as human resources, the oil industry and public service or have pursued graduate degrees at such institutions as the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Other career options include politics, media, education, communication and finance.
A chance to explore multiple perspectives
The possible areas of study for a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies are limited only by your own curiosity and imagination. You can design your program around your unique interests and explore a particular area of study through multiple academic disciplines. Options you might consider include:
- An interdisciplinary study of Europe
- Exploring social issues from different perspectives
- A multifaceted approach to the study of religion
- Examining cultural traditions, myths and oral history from a folkloric point of view
Undergraduate programs and requirements
Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies
Course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies are:
- A total of 42 hours of core curriculum requirements
- College requirements including foreign language proficiency (through SFA’s 232) and three hours of humanities coursework
- An approved curriculum of 39 hours chosen from disciplines or academic departments, including LBA 398, a research capstone class.
- An additional 18 to 24 hours in an academic minor