Curriculum Requirements

All bachelor's degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours, inclusive of UD general education and major requirements as well as elective courses.

The Liberal Studies major consists of at least 39 credits:

  • Students are required to take a minimum of 12 hours in each of two disciplines and 15 hours in a third field, the last 3 of which will be that discipline's Capstone course.
  • Two of the three concentrations must be from the traditional liberal arts: fine and performing arts, history, language and literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sciences, sociology, and theology.
  • At least 18 of the 39 credits must be taken at the 300 level or above, and students must take at least 6 hours at the 300 level or above in each of their three concentrations.
  • If a student majors in Liberal Studies, however, he or she cannot use credits from any of the three concentrations toward a minor in any of those three respective fields.

Students are encouraged to choose related disciplines (e.g. philosophy and theology) so as to explore interrelations between them. Credits being applied to the general education curriculum cannot be counted in the required credits for the major.

Four-Year Plan of Study: General Education Worksheet