2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Liberal Studies; B.S. or B.A.

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A student whose needs are not met by other major programs may develop an individualized major in Liberal Studies.

Major Requirements:

  1.  A student contemplating this alternative should work out a proposal in consultation with his/her faculty advisor.  One additional faculty member should be consulted, forming an informal review committee, after which the proposal is submitted to the Dean of the College for final approval.
  2. The declaration of the Liberal Studies major should be completed at least two semesters before graduation, summer not counting as a semester.  The Dean of the College may approve exceptions to the two semester policy.
  3. Transfer students declaring a Liberal Studies major must meet all Friends University residency requirements at the time the degree is awarded.
  4. All traditional students must have at least 60 credit hours from a 4-year college to earn a degree at Friends University.  A maximum of 64 credit hours may be transferred to Friends University from a 2-year college.
  5. The major shall have a core component of courses.  This core shall contain no fewer than 30 semester hours beyond those taken to fulfill the general education requirements.
  6. At least 30 semester credit hours of the major must consist of 200/300/400-level courses.  Courses counted toward the major must be passed with an earned grade of ‘C’ or better.
  7. Because of the independent nature of the major, the student must have achieved at least a 2.0 overall grade point average, with a minimum of 45 semester hours, before the proposal can be approved.
  8. The major must include at least six (6) semester hours in each of two different course prefixes beyond those in which the fulfillment of the general education requirements are earned.
  9. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete 8 semester hours in a single foreign language at the beginning level.
  10. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete 6 additional semester hours in Math and/or Science beyond the hours required in the math and science general education categories.

Total Major Requirements: 71-73 credit hours

Total General Education Requirements: 51- 53 credit hours

Total Degree Requirements: 124 credit hours

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