The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program promotes habits of critical inquiry and provides a broad knowledge base from which graduates enter directly into a variety of careers/professions or gain acceptance into graduate programs/professional schools. Design of the 123 credit hour curriculum is based upon the belief that well developed literacy and critical thinking skills, combined with a broad based understanding of individual and collective human experience, prepare students to value life-long intellectual inquiry and perform successfully in highly responsible positions within the community and work place. Students must focus their studies within one of three tracks: Psychology, Religious Studies, or English.
Students can be accepted into the program at the beginning of any term. Students may enroll on full-time or part-time basis. Both entering freshman and transfer students may begin the program.
Students should complete the regular online application online (which can be found at Application Process) indicating Liberal Studies as the selected program. Any questions related to the online application process should be addressed through the Admissions Office at 225-768-1700. There is no separate application process for the Liberal Studies Program. After completing 65 credit hours in the program, the student is required to complete a Declaration of Major form, which is obtained from the Registrar’s Office. This form must be signed by the Liberal Studies Program advisor.
Requirements for acceptance into the Liberal Studies Program are the same as for acceptance to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form this may be done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. See Financial Aid for more details.
Students majoring in liberal studies must complete the 44 credit hour core curriculum and 79 credit hours of program coursework. The program of study includes a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework within a single discipline (a “track”). Three tracks are available: English, Psychology or Religious Studies.
Students must earn a “C” or better in English 2330 (Academic Discourse) before enrolling in 3000 (junior) level courses. Exceptions must be approved by the Chair of the Liberal Studies & Social Sciences Department.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
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