Liberal Studies Program

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Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major which offers a degree program under the College of Humanities leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The Liberal Studies major is designed to provide a broad, undergraduate liberal arts education, with a balance among the language arts, natural sciences and mathematics, humanities, visual and performing arts, and social sciences.

Services We Offer

The Liberal Studies Program offers a wide variety of support services in order to advise and mentor new and continuing students towards graduation.  Liberal Studies majors, Humanities minors, Sustainability minors, and Russian minors can take advantage of the following services:

  • Academic Advisement (General Education and Major/Minor)
  • University Policy and Procedure Advisement
  • Credential Admission Preparation (ITEP)
  • Graduation Planning

Students interested in a Liberal Studies major are encouraged to first complete a workshop prior to scheduling an advisement appointment with an advisor.  To find the appropriate workshop, select “Workshops” at the top of this page.

Students interested in declaring a Humanities minor, Sustainability minor, or Russian minor may call the Liberal Studies Program immediately to schedule an advisement appointment.

TEACH Grant Program

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The Teacher Education Assistance For College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program offers assistance up to $4000 per school year for students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary, secondary or educational service agency that serves disadvantaged students. If you are interested, have at least at 3.25 cumulative GPA or have scored in the 75 percentile on GRE or SAT, you may qualify for this grant opportunity. To learn more, join one of our information sessions on:

Monday, February 20th at 6:00 PM Education Building 1214

Thursday, March 30th at 4:00 PM Education Building 1214

Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00 PM Education Building 1214

Please register at

For more information on the TEACH Grant Program, visit