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Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts Studies program offers students a general liberal arts education that emphasizes a broad background in areas of the humanities, arts, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. Students will have the opportunity to understand different disciplinary approaches to areas of inquiry and how they compare to each other. Students should choose an advisor who offers classes in their area of concentration.

This major is only open to students who have completed at least 90 credits. It is not available as a second major for currently enrolled students or students who have already completed a KSC degree.

Integrated Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Major Requirements

36 credits

Concentration
20 credits

5 courses from one of the following areas. Four (4) of the courses must be taken at the upper-level (300- or 400-level). Students should recognize that upper-level courses, including both Integrative Studies Program (ISP) courses and non-ISP/disciplinary courses, may require prerequisites.

Arts

Any course with an IA prefix or disciplinary courses from Art (ART), Music (MU), or Theatre and Dance (TAD). English courses in creative writing also count.

Humanities

Any course with an IH prefix or disciplinary courses from Communication or Philosophy (COMM/PHIL), English (ENG) in literature, Film Studies (FILM), French (FR), German (GER), History (HIST), Journalism (JRN), Modern Languages and Cultures (ML), and Spanish (SP).

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Any course with an IN prefix or disciplinary courses in Astronomy (ASTR), Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM), Computer Science (CS), Geoscience (GEOS), Mathematics (MATH), and Physics (PHYS).

Social Sciences

Any course with an IS prefix or disciplinary courses in Anthropology (ANTH), Business Management (MGT), Criminal Justice Studies (CJS), Economics (ECON), Geography (GEOG), Politics (POSC), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology (SOC).

Interdisciplinary

Any course with an II prefix or disciplinary courses in American Studies (AMST), Environmental Studies (ENST), Holocaust and Genocide Studies (HGS), Information Studies (INFO), or Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS).

Allied Requirements

16 credits

Take one course in each of the following areas that is NOT your selected concentration for a total of four (4) courses (Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary) with at least one (1) taken at the upper-level (300- or 400-level). Upper-level courses, including both Integrative Studies Program (ISP) courses and non-ISP/disciplinary courses, may require prerequisites.

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level