Stephen F. Austin State University

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (LSTU)

Overview of the LSTU Degree

If you could design your own degree, where would it lead you?

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree offers motivated students an opportunity to create individualized majors that draw courses from several departments at SFA. 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 B.A. in Liberal Studies program. Alumni of this program have gone on to work in such fields 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.

"The BA in Liberal Studies allowed me to study psychology, sociology, and religious studies all at once...After I graduated in December of 2015, I began working for a non-profit in Nacogdoches called Love, INC. Specifically; I run a program called Adopt A Building that equips local churches in serving at lower-income apartments and neighborhoods throughout Nacogdoches. The BA in Liberal Studies allowed me to study the very fields I found most interesting while preparing me both for the "real world" of work and graduate school."

Travis Cox
BA in Liberal Studies 2015
Areas of Study: Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology
Current Projects: non-profit work, candidate for MA in Christian Apologetics

The possible areas of study are limited only by the courses taught at SFA and the student's desire to find answers to his or her own questions through multiple academic lenses. For example, possible questions/topics include:

Students who are interested in designing an individualized program of study are encouraged to contact Dr. Joyce Johnston. Information about the basic degree requirements is available here.

For More Information

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, please contact:

Dr. Joyce A. C. Johnston
Director of Multidisciplinary Degrees
Ferguson Building, Room 273 AC
P O Box 6082
Nacogdoches, TX. 75962-6082
936.468.6722