Catalogue 2012 - 2013

Individualized Programs of Study (Integrated Liberal Studies)

For the student who does not want to pursue a traditional major program, the integrated liberal studies program provides the opportunity to construct an individualized major. Such a program combines a selection of related courses from two or more disciplines according to the interests and goals of the student.

Students who wish to devise and pursue such a program should request permission and guidance from the academic departments in which they propose to do a substantial part of the work. Final approval of such a program rests with the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences upon recommendation of the departments concerned. No request for an integrated liberal studies major will be considered earlier than the end of the freshman year or later than the beginning of the senior year.

The following guidelines serve as minimum requirements for an integrated liberal studies major:

  1. The general course requirements for the BA degree shall apply.
  2. An integrated liberal studies major shall offer a minimum of 36 credit hours. At least 30 of these shall be courses at the 300-400 level.
  3. Only courses at the 200 level or above may be counted toward fulfillment of the integrated liberal studies major.
  4. A minimum of the minor in business administration is required of any student desiring to do a substantial part of the work within the College of Business. However, no more than 25% of the total coursework can be College of Business courses.