It is important to us that our students are satisfied with their experience at UIS. This satisfaction begins with choosing an academic program that is suited to their goals.
The Liberal Studies program is a non-traditional option that allows students to create their own degree requirements. While this sort of freedom is not for everyone, it is exactly what many students crave:
- Students who feel that their academic curiosity is limited by traditional degree programs.
- Students who have interdisciplinary goals and wish to explore those goals by taking courses in many academic programs.
- Students who approach their education as a path to personal growth and not simply as a way to train for a job.
- Students who nearly completed a degree in the past and are looking for a practical path to graduation.
Please consider what our program can offer you before you decide to apply. To start, review the follow content from our website:
Our Mission Statement
An overview of our curriculum
An overview of our degree requirements
If you still have questions, we’d be happy to discuss the program and how it might serve your needs. Please contact the program coordinator.
Are you prepared for online courses at UIS?
Most of the online courses offered by UIS are junior and senior level courses. These upper-level courses will assume that you have a strong foundation of lower-level courses – General Education courses.
We recommend that applicants to our online major complete the Illinois General Education curriculum before they apply, although this is not required for admission. If you enter our online program before completing the Illinois General Education Curriculum, please work closely with your academic advisor to select the most appropriate courses and to fill your General Education needs as quickly as possible. Please note that while we offer many of the General Education requirements in an online format, we do not offer all of them. If you enter UIS needing General Education courses, you may need to look for local opportunities to complete them, particularly math and speech courses.
You can review the Illinois General Education curriculum here.
If you have not completed the Illinois General Education curriculum, we would be happy to review your transcripts to help you determine exactly where you stand so that you might make an informed decision to apply for admission. Please contact our Program Coordinator.
Download an admissions application or apply online: www.uis.edu/admissions/apply.html
The Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning suggests that your computer meets minimum requirements to take an online course at UIS. Visit the UIS Online website to learn about these requirements.