Bachelor of Liberal Studies
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.
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." 
Occupational opportunities include:
- Banking or retail management trainee
- Buyer trainee
- Claims adjuster
- College/university admission counselor
- Convention/meeting planner
- Development officer/fundraiser
- Human resources professional
- Insurance agent
- Public relations specialist
- Sales representative
- Intelligence Officer/Analyst
(Some positions may require additional education and/or training)
Notable Degree Holders
- James R. Helmly, Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve, Commanding General of the United States Army Reserve
- "Association of American Colleges and Universities". Archived from the original on 10 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- "American Academy for Liberal Education Accreditation Information".
- "College of Mount St. Joseph Liberal Studies Department".
- American Academy for Liberal Education
- Association of American Colleges and Universities Resources on Liberal Education