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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a highly individualized program which provides students with more flexibility and choice than that of a traditional major.  As such, once basic requirements in general sudies are met, the BA in Liberal Studies allows the student considerable freedom, with advisement, to select classes best suited for his or her interests, aptitudes, and future career goals.

The Liberal Studies degree requires 120 hours, with 60 hours of general education and support courses, 36 hours of 300-400 level courses to be determined in consultation with the student's Liberal Studies advisor, and 24 hours of electives.

University General Education (60 hours)

Area I Written Communication (6 hours)
EH 101, EH 102

Area II Humanities and Fine Arts (12 hours)
Literature - Select 6 hours from EH 201, 202, 203, 204, 219, 220, 231, 232
Fine Arts - Select 3 hours from ART 202, DR 242, MU 233, FL 101
Speech - EH 141 (3 hours)

Area III Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours)
Science - Select one sequence (8 hours)
                BY 101, 103 and 102, 104; CY 105, 107 and 106, 108; GL 241, 243 and 242, 244
                GY 250, 252 and 251, 253; PHS 201, 203 and 202, 204
Mathematics - MS 108 or higher math (3 hours)

Area IV History, Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 hours)
History - Select one sequence (6 hours)
              HY 101 and 102 or HY 201 and 202
Social and Behavioral Sciences - (6 hours) Select 6 hours from AN 224, EC 221, 222, GY 120, 220, PSC 100, PSY 201, 222, SY 221

Area V Support Courses (19 hours)
CS 201 (3 hours)
Other College of Arts and Sciences classes (16 hours) selected from the following areas: EH, GY, GL, HY, PSC, PSY, SY

300-400 Level Classes (36 hours)

Through consultation with the Liberal Studies Advisor, the student will select 21 hours of 300-400 level coursework from the College of Arts and Sciences, plus an additional 15 hours from any 300-400 level courses.  A grade of "C" or higher is required in all of these classes.

Electives (24 hours)

To complete the BA in Liberal Studies, the student and advisor will select 24 hours of electives that best suit the student's interests, aptitudes, and career goals.

For additional information, please email liberalstudies@jsu.edu
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