Liberal Studies Categories

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

    The curriculum involves a range of 40 to 48 credits, divided among Learning Skills and Knowledge Areas, and is arranged in 10 categories. To fulfill the requirements, you must complete courses in each. Although in some categories a course is specified for all students, in most instances there is a list of approved courses from which you can select. Sometimes, depending on your major, certain choices are required or recommended by colleges or departments. Your advisor will provide a convenient checklist which will make it easy to record your progress.

    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.

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    WRITING-INTENSIVE COURSES SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR CHAIRPERSONS AND DEANS This memo outlines the information you need to indicate which of your sections will carry the Writing designation as you prepare your class schedule Please do not designate a section as writing-intensive if the course/professor has not been app
    Global and Multicultural Awareness
    Credit requirements and course options for the Global and Multicultural Awareness component of Liberal Studies.
    Liberal Studies Electives
    Credit requirements and course options for Liberal Studies Electives
    Dimensions of Wellness
    Credit requirements and course options for the Dimensions Wellness component of Liberal Studies
    Social Sciences
    Credit requirements and course options for the Social Science component of Liberal Studies.
    Natural Sciences
    Course options and credit requirements for the Natural Sciences component of Liberal Studies.
    Fine Arts
    Credit requirements and course options for the Fine Arts component of Liberal Studies.
    Humanities
    Credit requirement and course options for the Humanities component of the Liberal Studies Program
    Learning Skills: Mathematics
    Credit requirement and course options for the Mathematics component of the Liberal Studies Program.
    Learning Skills: English Composition
    Credit and course requirements for the English Composition component of the Liberal Studies Program.