Liberal Studies

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The Liberal Studies Major


We hope that when you complete the Liberal Studies major, you will be a thoughtful, well-educated human being with an appreciation for and understanding of the multiple ways of learning and seeing the world that exist. To that end, the Liberal Studies program is organized into four broad areas of knowledge:


  • AREA I  -Communication, Language, and Literature
  • AREA II  -Life Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics
  • AREA III  -Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • AREA IV  -Creative Arts and Humanities


The 46-unit Liberal Studies major consists of three components:

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