Bachelor of Liberal Studies

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The purpose of the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree is to provide students with a solid multidisciplinary preparation in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and the Arts, subsequently allowing them to pursue careers in education, business, government, and other such fields. The goal of a liberal studies major is to train students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving, and to imbue critical thinking with ethical thought. Liberal studies provides students with opportunities for an extensive study of the liberal arts and sciences and for a broad understanding of various academic fields of interest.[1]

A student who seeks to be awarded a degree such as B.A. in Liberal Studies generally undertakes a variety of subjects, including, but not limited to: literature and language studies, mathematics, visual and performing arts, physical education, history and social sciences, science, and human development. According to the American Academy for Liberal Education, core curriculum can include "interdisciplinary programs in the arts and sciences, programs of study in the histories and heritages of Western and non-Western civilizations, global and trans-cultural studies, ethnic and area studies, musical and theatrical appreciation and performance, and programs in creative writing." [2]

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(Some positions may require additional education and/or training)[3]

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