B.S. Liberal Studies

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.

Common Courses (102 Credits)

Courses that are common to all concentrations may be applied to all. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

General Education Requirements 1
Communication-010
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
Mathematics-020
Select three hours of Mathematics3
Natural Sciences-030
Select six hours of Natural Sciences6
Humanities-040
Select three hours of Humanities3
Visual and Performing Art-050
Select three hours of Visual and Performing Arts3
U.S. History-060
HIST 1301United States History I3
HIST 1302United States History II3
Political Science-070
GOVT 2305Federal Government3
GOVT 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences-080
Select three hours of Social and Behavioral Sciences3
University Option-090
Select one of the following
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Select three hours that meets one of the core component areas above3
Required Courses
LIBS 3300Intro to Liberal Studies3
Select one of the following
CIS 3300Computer Technology and Impact3
or COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
ENGL 3309Tech Writing & Document Design3
LIBS 4395Liberal Studies Capstone3
Secondary Concentration
Three hours from the same selected discipline, any level3
At least six hours upper-level (3000-4000) courses from a discipline different from the primary concentration6
Additional Electives
Any level electives21
Upper-level electives18
Concentration Requirements (See Below)18
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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Refer to General Education Requirements for more information.

Concentration Requirements

Concentration One

Primary Concentration
Six hours from the same selected discipline, any level6
At least 12 hours upper-level courses from the selected discipline12
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Concentration Two 

Primary Concentration
Three hours from the same selected discipline, any level3
At least six hours upper-level courses from the selected discipline6
Tertiary Concentration
Three hours from the same selected discipline, any level3
At least six hours upper-level courses from a discipline different from the other concentrations6
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinarity.

  2. Demonstrate an in-depth academic knowledge of two or three separate disciplines.

  3. Research and understand problems and issues from the points of view of various disciplines.

  4. Synthesize the knowledge gained into a useful, meaningful, and comprehensive whole.

  5. Demonstrate strong writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills.