Leadership and Personalized Studies
You are interested in more than one academic discipline. You are looking for flexibility and innovation in your degree. And, you are ready to help shape the world around you.
That's why we prepare and empower you to choose classes across disciplines to design a major that uniquely addresses your career goals and gets you to the finish line fast.
You are dedicated to getting the degree you want, and you want to finish as quickly as possible. Our program is designed to help you take control of your education. You'll have the flexibility to create your own path to degree completion, career success, and ultimately a more fulfilling quality of life. With expert guidance from your advisor and faculty from across many disciplines, turn your "little bit of everything" into something.
Many students who chose Leadership and Personalized Studies to finish a degree they started were able to do it in as few as 12 months in the format that fit their specific needs—face-to-face, blended, or online.
Our mission is to provide you with a flexible, innovative degree. Many of our students find their best fit with a concentration within the major:
- Social Science Studies
- Leadership and Organizational Studies
- Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
We also work with you one-on-one to help you take control of your education and create your own degree plan. We know you want and need something specific. We are here to deliver.
Careers after Parkside
As a liberal studies major, you can pursue a variety of careers because you and your advisor carefully select coursework and experiences that prepare you for your unique path.You may also choose to enroll in graduate programs, including business and law school.
The bottom line is that the liberal studies major gets you to where you want to be next, and it does that as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Active in my studio practice, I exhibit nationally, including solo shows in New York City, Chicago, and throughout California. My work has been featured and reviewed in several publications, including American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and multiple books. I’ve given workshops, lectures, and classes at various professional venues around the country, and I've held Artist-in-Residence positions at City University of New York-Hunter College, Northern Clay Center (as a McKnight awardee), and Works San Jose -- among other internationally competitive studios.
More information about my exhibitions and related activities can be found on my website: www.LisaMarieBarber.com