Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program assists students to design individualized degree plans consistent with the principles of a liberal education. The program structure emphasizes integrating key learning categories with a variety of instructional methods to form a variety of well-rounded and individualized academic experiences. Through customized learning activities, the liberal studies program assists students to deepen their understandings of the values, meaning, concerns, choices, and commitments that are basic to the quality of life.

Delivery Method

Online

Admission Requirements

Students must have:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours

  • GPA of 2.00/4.00 from an accredited college or university

  • 6 semester hours of English

 

Students with Associate of Arts and Science degrees from regionally accredited Illinois community colleges meet the general education requirements of UIS. Early application is advised as only a limited number ofstudents are admitted each semester.

 

PRIORITY DATES FOR APPLICATION TO THE LIS PROGRAM FOR THE:

  • Fall semester, March 15

  • Spring semester, October 15

  • Summer semester, March 15

Transfer Policy

Students may transfer up to 72 semester hours of lower division credit from an accredited Illinois community college or other institution. Students may transfer additional upper division hours as long as the 30 hour UIS residence requirement is met, with the approval of their LIS program advisor.

Special Characteristics

None

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