The Liberal Studies major offers a rich interdisciplinary program to those students who desire a broad curriculum. Students have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, improve their critical analysis and communication skills, and sharpen their awareness of the impact of liberal disciplines like art, history and philosophy on contemporary issues. The unique quality of this program is the flexibility of course options as the student reaches upper-division coursework. Liberal Studies majors have the opportunity to organize part of their program around personal and professional goals.
Liberal Studies (33 credit hours)
Core Requirements (12 credit hours)
- FOSEM 301: Ideas, Methods and Resources (3)
- FOSEM 302: Interpretation of Text (3)
- FOSEM 360: Interdisciplinary Seminar (3)
- FOSEM 350: Senior Seminar or Capstone Project (3)
Areas of Concentration (21 credit hours)
Select one concentration:
- Social Sciences
- Customized concentrations, including thematic areas, with approval of advisor and dean.
At least 18 hours in the major must be completed at Saint Xavier University. Completion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, IAI-GEC program or SXU General Education Program is required. A Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 120 semester hours, of which the Liberal Studies major provides 33 hours.
An academic advisor will assist each student in developing a program plan to meet personal and professional goals.