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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.

School
School of Arts and Sciences
Career
Variety of careers/professions or gain acceptance into graduate programs/professional schools

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of minimum semester hours and courses required for the specific degree track;
  • An overall grade point average of 2.00, including all transfer courses;
  • Fulfillment of the residency requirement of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University for the baccalaureate degree (See Academic Policies section of this catalog);
  • Clearance of indebtedness to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University including the return of all materials borrowed from the University library;
  • Completion of the General Education Core; and
  • Fulfilling University requirements for successfully completing two courses using service-learning (SL).

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 122 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 upon the English track.

Enrollment

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.

Application Procedures

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.

Admission Requirements
Requirements for acceptance into the Liberal Studies Program are the same as for acceptance to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Tuition

See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule.

Financial Assistance

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.

Curriculum Requirements

Students majoring in liberal studies must complete the 44 credit hour core curriculum and 78 credit hours of program coursework. The program of study includes a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework within a single discipline (a “track”). Franciscan University of Our Lady University offers the English track.

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.

Accreditation

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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Curriculum

Curriculum Notes:

Humanities electives can be taken from ANTH, ART, ENGL, HIST, MUSI, PHIL, THEO and foreign language courses.

Science electives can be taken from BIOL, CHEM, PHSC and PHYS courses.

Additional requirements: 2 service learning credits