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.