Curriculum- Liberal Studies, M.A.

Course of Study

The 30-credit degree provides students with flexibility to customize their curriculum to meet personal interests, ambitions and workplace needs, selecting from a range of courses in the liberal arts. Completion can be paced to meet students’ individual needs.

a. Core Seminar (3 credits)

All students enroll in this variable topics course, which provides a foundation in cross-disciplinary analysis and methodology.

b. Elective Courses (21-24 credits)

Students choose from a range of courses offered in the various disciplines either through a schedule prescribed by the College or via an individually-designed degree plan with Areas of Study relevant to their workplace needs.

c. Capping Experience

i. Capstone Thesis: Students are engaged in two courses (6 credits) that train them in fact-based research, problem-solving, advanced critical reasoning and public presentation skills.


ii. Internship: Students gain real-world, community-based experience and intercultural understanding, through a one-semester, 3-credit internship placement with one of dozens of local partnering healthcare, governmental, community, human service, business and not-for-profit organizations.

Catalog (pp52-67)

2018-20 catalog cover with photo of new academic building