The College of Letters and Sciences at UW-Whitewater offers a B.A. and a B.S. degree with a major in Liberal Studies that allows you the flexibility to advance in your current career, to adapt to a rapidly changing employment environment, and to enhance your opportunities for success. In the liberal studies major you can develop the skills and knowledge that employers want: critical thinking, written and oral communication, ethical decision making and an understanding of our own culture and the expanding global society.
Because the major also includes an individualized focus area, you can target your skills and knowledge toward a specific field of study that addresses your special interests and career goals.
The Liberal Studies program can be pursued as a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. It offers two options: a 54 credit major that incorporates a focus area, or a 36 credit major that requires a minor. You can review an outline of the major on the College of Letters and Sciences website.
The online Liberal Studies major is designed as a degree completion program. Most participants have earned a transferable Associate's Degree or have completed credits toward the General Education requirements. You may complete the major entirely online using a combination of UW-Whitewater and UW Colleges online courses (depending on prior college experience), or combine online with traditional courses offered at the Whitewater campus. If you already have transfer credits or are just getting started, contact us to determine your best route.
Coordinator of Liberal Studies
You can learn more about this major on the Liberal Studies website.