Liberal Studies

IUP Liberal Studies students

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.


Liberal Studies Petition for Exception is Now an iForm

The Petition for an Exception to a Liberal Studies Requirement has been upgraded to an iForm. The form must be initiated by the student. The approval process has not changed, but there are a few items of which to take note.