Our mission is to provide flexible, innovative degree programs to students whose needs and interests are not limited to a single discipline.
We believe that students educated in the Liberal Arts tradition will have the skills to meet the many challenges of today's workplace. Moreover, students who have the flexibility to choose advanced classes in multiple disciplines can design a major that better addresses their individual career goals. Liberal Studies is committed to helping students create their own paths to degree-completion, career success, and ultimately a more fulfilling quality of life. We envision our program, students, and graduates helping to shape a community that is intellectually engaged, globally connected, environmentally responsible, diverse and inclusive.
Degree Completion Program
Liberal Studies is a degree-completion program; students who have 45-60 credits can finish their Bachelor of Arts degree on evenings and weekends with additional courses offered in hybrid or online capacities. Students interested in pursuing Liberal Studies to complete their degree can follow the general guidelines below to determine how close their qualifications parallel our program's expectations for success. Note: These are only general guidelines, a more complete picture of your likelihood of success will require you to consult with our Advisor who can evaluate your particular academic record and discuss your options in more detail.
Lisa Marie Barber
- Humanities concentration offers an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, writing/communication development skills, and a heightened understanding of global perspectives. Students interested in pursuing this concentration typically have an affinity for subjects like, art, music, graphic design, classical studies, literature, and the performing and visual arts. For example, courses in this concentration include the Communication, English, History, Humanities and Political Science disciplines.
- Social Science Studies concentration offers students the option to meet with an adviser and design an individual plan of study surrounding a concept within the social or behavioral sciences. This concentration offers a high degree of flexibility to students with an academic record that reflects a wide array of interdisciplinary intellectual interests.
- Organizational Studies concentration provides students with opportunities to understand and experience the complexities of structures and organizational methods applicable in both the public and private sector. Courses in this concentration include Geography, History/Ethnic Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Communications to name a few. Many students in business related fields have found Organizational Studies particularly applicable to their professional and career development.
- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies concentration provides students the opportunity to study the development and evolution of gender, class, race, and power, and the resulting marginalization and oppression stemming from such social constructs. Students create a plan to examine the injustices/inequalities that influence the world and the ways we exist within it.
Piken Scholarship is open to any newly admitted students pursing a degree in the College of Arts and Humanities.
Link Scholarship is offered to students with a declaird major in the College of Arts and Humanities, have completed sixity (60) credits with a GPA of at least 2.75, and have resided in Kenosha County when completing high school (or equivalent)