College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Liberal Studies students should be able to:

    Area of Jesuit Catholic Inspiration

    • Demonstrate responsible civic engagement, inspired by the Jesuit Catholic tradition, and demonstrate the values and ideals for maintaining a lifetime commitment to community engagement

    Area of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

    • Demonstrate skills of project management, including self-directed research, critical thinking, and problem-solving

    • Demonstrate interdisciplinarity, the ability to bring two or more disciplines, intellectual approaches, or methods to bear on problems or issues of contemporary concern, expressed through written and oral communication

    Area of Education

    • Demonstrate metacognition, the reflective ability to think about thinking, especially with respect to the process of education or to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary academic work

  • What can I do with a
    Liberal Studies Degree?

    Emily Cohen, HARVARD Divinity School; Nathan Wheeler, 4th grade TEACHER; Chris Holway, YAHOO!; Anna Roberds, MIT at STANFORD; Anneke Meulblok, NON-PROFIT; Bryan Dalton, WA State COUNSELOR; Sara Stockett, EFELLE MEDIA.

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    Declaring a Major in
    Liberal Studies

    It’s simple! Come to the Liberal Studies Program (Casey 4th Floor) and complete a form declaring your major in Liberal Studies. You will be assigned a faculty advisor right away. And you will be encouraged to meet Dr. Sven Arvidson, Director of Liberal Studies.

    Student Leadership Council 2014-15

     Taylor Barkee '15,
     Robin Curry '15,
     Danae Hackett '15
     Jennifer Hurst '15