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Liberal Studies BA or BS (UW-Whitewater)

Interdisciplinary Studies

UW-Whitewater offers an on-line major in Liberal Studies which allows students to complete their coursework by taking web based courses in a shared learning environment. The Liberal Studies Program offers students a broad-based education that gives them the skills necessary for a wide range of career opportunities and the flexibility to adapt to today's rapidly changing employment environment. The program includes study of a variety of disciplines-the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences-that enable students to develop a global view of the world, a capacity for critical thinking, and a fundamental understanding of human nature, society and values. In addition, the program helps students develop the skills and abilities that employers consider most important: problem solving, analytical thinking, interpersonal relations and communication skills, among others. These are the skills that provide the flexibility to advance in your current career, to adapt to a rapidly changing employment environment, to learn new skills, and to enhance your opportunities for success in whatever field you choose.

The Liberal Studies Program can be pursued as a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Total credits for completion: Two options - a 54 credit major that incorporates a focus area, or a 36 credit major that requires a minor.

Admission Requirements

Interested transfer students should first apply online for admission. For your application to be considered "complete" and ready for a decision, you'll need to also provide the following:

  1. Official copies of all post-secondary school transcripts sent by the institutions
  2. Official copies of your high school transcripts, including a graduation date
  3. $44 application fee*

To qualify as a transfer student you must have:

  1. Completed at least 12 credits that will transfer to UW-Whitewater
  2. Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale)

Degree-Granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

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