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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, BS (PCPS)

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The Liberal Studies (PCPS) major is a highly individualized program offered under the auspices of the Panuska College of Professional Studies. Students gain exposure to professional issues, health promotion practices and community based learning.

Incoming students are not eligible for this program. To be eligible for admission, students must be currently enrolled at the University and have a minimum of 30 earned credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Applicants who have attended other accredited colleges may transfer up to 57 credits for applicable courses in which a grade of C or better has been earned.


  • All Liberal Studies students must take two courses designated as EP II writing Level II (EPW) and two courses designated as cultural-diversity (D).
  • In compliance with terms set by AACSB accreditation, no more than 30 credits of the concentration may be courses in the Kania School of Management.
  • The only Physical Education courses that may be counted towards the Liberal Studies degree are those that are 3 or more credits.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community based learning. PCPS academic advisors will work with students to develop an individualized plan to meet this requirement.
  • No minors are granted with the Liberal Studies program.
  • No transcripted interdisciplinary programs are accepted as Liberal Studies concentrations.

BS in Liberal Studies Curriculum

General Education


Natural Science 6
Quantitative Reasoning1 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6
Skills Acquisition  
                                                              WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3
  Eloquentia Perfecta I 3
Humanities2 12
Philosophy and Theology/Religious Studies  
  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy   3
  PHIL 210 - Ethics   3
  T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3
  T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3
General Education Electives 12
Student may complete three or four concentrations, having no fewer than 15 credits and no more than 24 credits per concentration. 60

Total: 120 Credits 

1If placement testing indicates a need for MATH 005 , it will be placed in the free elective areas.

2 Credits must be earned in at least two areas with 6 credits from one area (HIST, LIT or LANG) and a maximum of 3 credits from the ARTS/MUSIC/THEATRE area.

3Two EP Writing courses must be completed as part of one or more concentration area.

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