The published list of approved Liberal Studies courses expresses the university's best judgment about appropriate ways of meeting Liberal Studies goals. Ordinarily there are no exceptions or substitutions. Students are responsible for knowing and completing requirements. Exceptions may be considered only in extreme or unusual circumstances and may be granted only if alternate coursework substantially fulfills the criteria for the Liberal Studies category.
Note: Since Special Topics courses are considered experimental, such courses should not be substituted for Liberal Studies requirements. Any petition to substitute a 281/481 for a Liberal Studies requirement MUST have prior review by the Director of Liberal Studies
Please download the Petition for an Exception to a Liberal Studies Requirement (interactive/savable PDF) form to formally request an exception.