Bachelor of Liberal Studies
The bachelor of liberal studies degree program is one option available to the student whose interests extend beyond a single academic major or more traditional interdepartmental program. The degree's flexibility may make it an appropriate option, for example, for nontraditional students who enroll only in evening courses. The student seeking the liberal studies degree works with a college academic advisor.
A fully admitted student at the University may be evaluated for admission to the BLS program if he/she has met the following requirements:
- Completed no fewer than 30 semester hours;
- have at least 12 semester hours of course work to be completed after acceptance into the BLS program;
- have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0;
- completed GSW 1120 or in progress;
- submitted a personal essay of 2 to 3 pages, with articulated specific correlation between the student's long-term and short-term goals and objectives and the projected curriculum indicated on page 6 of this application;
- submitted an application to the program during the first 14 days of each semester and before the last 12 hours of the degree program are begun;
To be eligible to graduate in the BLS degree program, the following requirements must be met:
- completed the requirements set forth in section one above and admitted into the BLS program;
- completed 100 hours of course work from the approved list;
- completed no more than 27 hours in any one discipline from the approved list;
- completed the University's BG Perspective Core Curriculum (as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog);
- satisfied all of the University's requirements for a bachelor's degree;
- completed at least 40 semester hours at the 3000/4000 levels;
- followed an approved program of study, which is consistent with his/her original application to the program;
- satisfactorily completed a minimum of 122 hours with a 2.0 GPA (various penalties may increase the number of hours for the degree);
When a student is pursuing a Liberal Studies degree and desires to complete another Arts & Sciences degree, no more than 18 hours from Liberal Studies can be counted in the second major requirements.
The College of Arts and Sciences awards the B.L.S.