Liberal Studies Major, BA

Campus: NYC, Westchester


Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program of 120 credits in two-three arts and/or sciences academic disciplines as determined by student interest and advisement. It is appealing to upper-level transfer students and particularly to adult students interested in the possibility of applying Experiential Learning credits towards their degree1. Sample concentrations are Communications and Literature; Criminal Justice and Sociology; and General Liberal Studies. The latter concentration is particularly flexible because it can be built around a theme of the student’s choosing, such as American studies; government; and philosophy and religious studies.

When choosing a concentration, the student works closely with advisers from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences in order to construct a meaningful and coherent educational experience. Note that many courses applicable to the Liberal Studies major are offered online, though students are free to choose online or on-site ones.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44
Major Requirements 32-33
Open Electives 27-28
Total Credits 120

University Core Requirements (44 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

Foundation Courses
One Writing Course3-4
One Math Course3-4
One Capstone/senior year experience course in the major3-4
Arts and Science Courses
Select 32-35 credits

Major Requirements (32-33 Credits)

Interdisciplinary Major 1
Main Discipline
Select 20 credits20
Second Discipline
Select 6-12 credits6-12
Third Discipline
Select 0-6 credits0-6
Total Credits26-38

Open Electives (27-28 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 27-28 127-28
Total Credits27-28