Liberal Studies

  • All students must fulfill the requirements of the university’s core curriculum, also known as the Liberal Studies Program.

    This curriculum involves a range of 43 to 51 credits, divided among Learning Skills and Knowledge Areas. The number of semester hours may vary slightly, depending on student choices and programs of study. Different colleges, and sometimes departments within colleges, may have variations as to how these Liberal Studies requirements are to be met.

    The Liberal Studies program is designed to meet the goals of the university and to provide a comprehensive curriculum that will provide all IUP students the opportunity to meet the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes. This is the objective of the Liberal Studies Program as a whole, but not the responsibility of individual courses. No one course or program is expected to meet all of the Student Learning Outcomes.