The Liberal Studies major is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue a broad-based education in liberal arts and sciences. Students are offered the flexibility to develop individualized programs of study with an interdisciplinary focus. Unlike other majors, the Liberal Studies major emphasizes breadth of study rather than focusing on a single discipline. The program is designed to meet the needs of students whose interests may not be fully met with specific curricula and those who have integrative abilities to plan and develop a program appropriate to their interests.
Making a Difference with Liberal Studies
A University of Dubuque degree in liberal studies will teach students to think critically, write fluently, and speak articulately on any number of liberal arts topics: aesthetics, the human condition, the nature of the good life, and what it means to be a person of integrity. This major will provide broad training in the various liberal arts disciplines and seek to find interconnections between them.
What is distinctive about a degree in Liberal Studies at the University of Dubuque?
- Designed to meet the needs of students whose interests may not be fully met with specific curricula and of those who have integrative abilities to plan and develop a program appropriate to their interests.
- Emphasizes breadth of study rather than focus on a single discipline.
The Liberal Studies major provides an opportunity for a student with interests in more than one major to complete a concentration of coursework in more than one specific area of study.
In addition to finding opportunities in the business, science, and service areas of the employment world, students with a degree in liberal studies have continued their studies on the graduate level in a variety of academic areas associated with their areas of interest at the undergraduate study level.