Liberal Studies 

Students who choose liberal studies build a bachelor’s degree with a concentration that works for them by making connections among fields of study with an area of concentration that fits their educational, career, and personal goals.

This major is appealing to students who want to pursue a range of opportunities in any number of different fields, because it allows students to choose a combination of courses that uniquely help them achieve their career and personal goals. It is also ideal for students that may need to graduate after a late change of major or vocational interest, desire a bachelor’s degree completion program that allows for greater flexibility in the use of transfer credits, or want a degree to meet continuing education or personal learning goals.

Fast Facts

  •  Career preparation is key! Students learn to articulate the value of their education through the Strategies for a Successful Job Search class
  •  A student must have at least 60 credit hours before declaring the liberal studies major
  •  Those who pursue a liberal arts major will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, ideal for keeping career options ope

Requirements

In addition to completing the Core Curriculum and 123 credit hours:

  •  Any 5 courses with 200-level or above course codes and no more than three different academic disciplines; for example, 4 courses from biology, chemistry, and physics.
  •  Any 3 courses with 300-level or above course codes from no more than two different academic disciplines.
  •  Strategies for a Successful Job Search (one credit hour class) 

““At Mount Mercy, my advisor and mentors have encouraged me to define my career goals in the abstract, and then build my career trajectory around those terms”

— Tessa Friason "16,
Community Health Nurse II, Lance County Government, Eugene, Oregon

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