Liberal Studies is a common core curriculum required by all undergraduate students that includes subjects related to the humanities, arts, and sciences.
The Liberal Studies curriculum consists of a broad exploration of courses in English, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, the arts, and dimensions of wellness, preparing all of IUP’s undergraduate students for success in work and
life. In Liberal Studies courses, students pursue knowledge in these different areas, often learning to synthesize what they learn into a coherent whole that serves their life goals. Students will learn to communicate effectively; understand and respect
a variety of cultures; develop critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills; and become more self-aware.
Learn more about what the Liberal Studies curriculum offers.
Summary Liberal Studies Requirements
Instructions for Completing the Petition for an Exception for a Liberal Studies Requirement Form
Petition for an Exception for a Liberal Studies Requirement
Schedule of Classes Listing
Liberal Studies Categories
Liberal Studies Criteria
Mapping to EUSLOs
Writing Intensive Course Information
Sample Course Proposals
Liberal Studies Committee