Liberal Studies Categories

  • All students must fulfill the requirements of the university’s Liberal Studies program in order to graduate.

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

    The pages below list the course options (i.e., those courses that are approved Liberal Studies Courses) and credit requirements for each component of the Liberal Studies program. To see a description of any of these courses, go to MyIUP.

    For an overview of the program of study, please see the Summary of Liberal Studies Requirements. Specific course options and credit requirements can be viewed using the menu.

  • Learning Skills: English Composition
    Credit and course requirements for the English Composition component of the Liberal Studies Program.
    Learning Skills: Mathematics
    Credit requirement and course options for the Mathematics component of the Liberal Studies Program.
    Humanities
    Credit requirement and course options for the Humanities component of the Liberal Studies Program
    Fine Arts
    Credit requirements and course options for the Fine Arts component of Liberal Studies.
    Natural Sciences
    Course options and credit requirements for the Natural Sciences component of Liberal Studies.
    Social Sciences
    Credit requirements and course options for the Social Science component of Liberal Studies.
    Dimensions of Wellness
    Credit requirements and course options for the Dimensions Wellness component of Liberal Studies
    Liberal Studies Electives
    Credit requirements and course options for Liberal Studies Electives
    Global and Multicultural Awareness
    Credit requirements and course options for the Global and Multicultural Awareness component of Liberal Studies.
    Writing Across the Curriculum
    Brief description of the Writing-Intensive course requirement for Liberal Studies.