Department of Liberal Studies
Built on more than 40 years of experience on our campus and based on the philosophy of Ernest Boyer, the Liberal Studies program gives learners the space they need to design individualized academic experiences that meet their unique educational interests and goals. To accomplish this, students are not limited to a curriculum that is focused in a single discipline. Instead, Liberal Studies students are free to explore many disciplines, which results in a well-rounded education.
Liberal Studies Online
Liberal Studies has been offered in an online format since 1999. Whether you are just considering the Liberal Studies program or you are a current Liberal Studies major, we have useful resources to help you plan your online degree.
How Can We Help You?
Too often, we think that “good students” don’t need help, but a “good student” is often the student who is willing to reach out for help. Consider the resources you need to succeed at UIS.
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Congratulations 2017-18 Online Graduates
One of the first questions many online students ask is, “will I ever need to come to campus?” The answer is “no,” online students never need to come to campus, BUT when they finish their degrees, we really hope they can join us in Springfield to celebrate their accomplishment at commencement.