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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

[AS-LSM-LSTU]

Course List
Code Title Credit Hours
Major Requirements  
AS 61000 INTRODUCTION TO LIBERAL STUDIES 2
AS 61001 LIBERAL STUDIES RESEARCH PAPER 1 1
AS 61098 LIBERAL STUDIES ESSAY 3
Electives 27
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 33
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Students will prepare for the Liberal Studies Essay by taking AS 61001 in conjunction with either AS 61000 or a course aligned with a topic the student is considering for the Liberal Studies Essay and that is taught by a professor the student has approached to advise for the Liberal Studies Essay. The student will consult with the faculty advisor and the Program Director in advance of securing the permissions and signatures for enrolling.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation Requirements Summary
Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
  3.000
  • Candidates for the L.S.M. degree must complete a minimum 33 credit hours of graduate work. 15 credit hours (which include AS 61000AS 61001 and AS 61098) must be at the 60000-level. It should be understood that some graduate courses may require prerequisites.
  • Students take 27 credit hours of electives, of which 12 to 15 credit hours are to be in a single department and 12 to 15 credit hours are to be spread across two or three other departments. Courses may be taken in any college or school in the university; however, since the L.S.M. degree focuses on the values of liberal arts education, the program of study must include at least 12 credit hours of coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • In addition to standard classroom courses, up to 6 credit hours of internship/practicum and 6 credit hours of research may be selected.
  • Students will complete a program of study document in which they will develop a theme (title) and choose coursework in the major and minor areas. In developing programs of study, Liberal Studies students must adhere to several fundamental principles:
    • The program of study must emphasize interdisciplinary perspectives to learning
    • The program of study must be integrated