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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major is designed to offer the student a broad, interdisciplinary program of study, the epitome of

the liberal arts education. Two emphases are available to Liberal Studies majors: General and Teacher Education

(Elementary).

B.A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES: GENERAL EMPHASIS

A total of 122 units are required for the B.A. degree. At least 40 of the 122 must be upper division.

Major units: 18-24 units are required in

each

of the following four subject areas (for a total of 84 semester units across

the four areas, with at least 24 upper division units across the four areas)

a.

English/Communication

b.

Social Science

c.

Mathematics/Science/Computer Information Sciences

d.

Humanities/Fine Arts

All general education requirements apply per the catalog regarding Scripture Set, Worldview Set, and Skills Set.

Courses used to fulfill G.E. requirements may count as major units in their respective subject area.

ED402 LS Senior Capstone course (3 units) is required.

Major unit courses may be drawn from the following:

(Note: list is subject to change/approval; students should seek advisor approval prior to registering for courses.)

ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION

Courses from the following:

English (E prefix) – such as literature courses

(e.g. American, English, or World literature),

genre courses (e.g. poetry, drama), or author

courses (e.g. Shakespeare, Austen)

Communication (C prefix) – such as courses in

speech, writing, other communication areas

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/COMPUTER AND

INFORMATION SCIENCES

Courses from the following:

Mathematics (MA prefix)

Science (LS, CH, and PS prefixes)

Computer and Information Sciences (CS and MIS

prefixes)

KPE405 Statistical Analysis counts in this area.

Note: not all computer courses count in this area (e.g.

“applied” courses in keyboarding or specific software [MS

Excel, Adobe Photoshop, etc.] do not count).

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Courses from the following:

History (H prefix)

Political Studies (POL prefix)

Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE

prefix)

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology

Health Studies

Business

HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS

Courses from the following:

Music (MU prefix) (note: maximum of 6 units in music

performance classes)

Theater

Humanities (e.g. philosophy, art, modern world languages)

Some courses in cultural/cross-cultural studies (if not

counted in Social Science)

Old Testament/New Testament survey courses (B101,

B102, B201, B202) – 12 units maximum

Courses that do NOT count toward the major units include:

Any Bible Department course (B prefix)

except

OT and NT survey courses