Program Overview:

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies provides a well-rounded academic experience, enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills and fostering engaged, responsible citizenship through customized learning that integrates broad knowledge and transferrable skills.

Program Highlights:

  • Customized degree plan
  • Essential and transferable skills
  • Flexible learning modalities (online, in person, and blended)
  • Opportunities for prior learning and/or experiential learning credit

How Do I Start?

Contact the program advisor & review the Start-Up Guide.

What Does a Customized Degree Plan Look Like?

Below are some example pathways that you can find more information about on our Student Resources page. Please note they are not concentrations and individual student's degree plan varies based on their interests and career goals. They are only a few possibilities among many. Students should take LIS 301 and work with the instructor and program advisor to design their customized degree plan.

  • Liberal Studies B.A. with a pathway focus on Coaching and Athletics Leadership
  • Liberal Studies B.A. with a pathway focus on Community Relations and Services
  • Liberal Studies B.A. with a pathway focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • Liberal Studies B.A. with a pathway focus on Health Humanities

What Do LIS Students Do after Graduation?

  • Our program prepares students for a wide range of Career Paths.
  • Employers of our graduates include:
    • Blessed Sacrament School
    • Charles Schwab
    • Girls Scouts of America
    • Healthcare Financial Management Association
    • HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital
    • Illinois Department of Human Services
    • Illinois State Board of Education
    • Marion County Juvenile Department
    • Midwest Communications, Inc.
    • Mount Pulaski High School
    • Purdue University
    • Southworth & Witsman
    • Springfield Division of Waste & Recycling
    • University of Illinois
    • U.S. Bank
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