B.S. Liberal Studies

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/liberal-studies.html

OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is designed for mature students who seek a flexible degree program and who do not desire or may not meet the prerequisites of a highly structured traditional degree program. This program permits students to plan, with advisement, an individualized program with access to a wide range of academic disciplines and fields of professional study. The program is not designed to provide students with the depth of content in a concentration typically sufficient to prepare the student for advanced studies within an academic discipline related to this concentration.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinarity.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth academic knowledge of three subject areas.
  • Research and understand problems and issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Synthesize an interdisciplinary perspective into a useful, meaningful, and practical whole.
  • Demonstrate strong writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

Bachelor of Science - Liberal Studies Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Third Year
Fall
LIBS 3300Intro to Liberal Studies3
PROGRAM APPROVED INTRODUCTION TO A DISCIPLINE 23
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Spring
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Spring
LIBS 4395Liberal Studies Capstone3
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science - Liberal Studies Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree. 

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090)3
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Third Year
Fall
LIBS 3300Intro to Liberal Studies3
PROGRAM APPROVED INTRODUCTION TO A DISCIPLINE 23
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Spring
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Spring
LIBS 4395Liberal Studies Capstone3
Upper Level Elective - Minor 1 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 2 13
Upper Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Any Level Elective - Minor 3 13
Total Credit Hours120

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a minor in Music must complete the follow coursework to fulfill one of the required minor areas:

Take 12 credits from below: 

F A 3347Music History to 1750 (Writing intensive)3
F A 3349Music History from 1750 (Writing Intensive)3
F A 3350World Music3
MUSI 3129Intermediate & Advanced Band Repertoire1
MUSI 3130Intermediate & Advanced Orchestra Repertoire1
MUSI 3162Opera Workshop1
MUSI 3259Choral Repertoire2
MUSI 3263Form & Analysis2
MUSI 3264Orchestration2
MUSI 3313Music Appreciation3
MUSI 3324Popular Music in America3
MUSI 3343Computer Assisted Electronic Music3

 Take 4 credits from below:

MUAP 3269Private Lesson Instruction V2
MUAP 3270Private Lesson Instruction VI2

Take 2 credits from below: (One ensemble may be repeated for the 2 credits) 

MUEN 3121Symphonic Band1
MUEN 3123Orchestra1
MUEN 3124Jazz Ensemble1
MUEN 3142Chorale1