The Liberal Studies major is offered in both campus and online formats. When you apply, please note that both formats are listed as separate majors on the admission application. The campus and online majors are identical, so you will earn the same degree no matter which you select.
Online courses can be taken by any LIS student, including campus majors, so the desire to include online courses in your degree does not mean that you should apply as an online major. You should only apply as an online major if you intend to complete 100% your degree online without regular visits to campus.
Admission for both the campus and online majors is open to any student who meets the minimum UIS admission requirements. For Freshman admission requirements, please visit this link.
Transfer applicants must provide:
- A completed application for admission
- A non-refundable application fee
- Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended
Admission will be granted to students who have at least 30 semester hours of transferable credit and a cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
UIS does not admit freshman to its online programs so all online applicants must meet the transfer requirements for admission
The Liberal Studies program does not have application deadlines, although we do recommend that you apply as early as possible so that, if you are admitted, you are able to register for classes at the start of the registration cycle of your semester of entry.
We recommend that you apply before the following dates:
Summer – March 15
Fall – March 15
Spring – October 15