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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

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Learn to think deeply and critically, to solve problems,and to live fully.

Today’s culture is rapidly evolving. Information access is developing exponentially.

Industries are globally interconnected. Scholarly inquiry is advancing so rapidly that today’s new ideas become obsolete. Employers are looking for people who can work collaboratively, can communicate effectively, and have acquired a broad range of knowledge and information literacy skills.

Today’s society is in need of citizens who can reason carefully, possess scientific literacy, and can engage in public debate of critical ideas.

Essential 21st century skills in communication, problem solving, information technology, and critical thinking are engaged throughout the courses in this degree.

Civic inquiry and interdisciplinary study are fundamental elements of the curriculum.

Students are prepared for a range of elective courses through the degree requirements of an interdisciplinary seminar, advanced writing, and civic engagement courses. In addition, each student chooses a focused topic for their culminating capstone project.

A Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Landmark College is designed to prepare its graduates to either enter the workforce or further their studies.

As our graduates move through adulthood as lifelong learners, they will be prepared to think deeply and critically, to solve problems, and to live fully.


Learn more about the B.A. in Liberal Studies Degree

  • A Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Landmark College is designed to prepare its graduates to either enter the workforce or further their studies. As our graduates move through adulthood as lifelong learners, they will be prepared to think deeply and critically, to solve problems, and to live fully.

  • Students can engage in a wide range of activities that relate to and reinforce their liberal studies focus, from getting involved in the centers on campus, such as the Stonewall Center or Rise Up Center, to engaging with the art club or service learning opportunities in the local community.

    Liberal Studies students want to be engaged in their communities, and Landmark College provides opportunities to step out of the classroom into direct engagement with groups and activities in Putney and nearby Brattleboro.

  • Hands-on learning approaches lead to many credit-bearing internship opportunities. Students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies may choose to do internships in the following areas:

    • Education
    • Law
    • Journalism
    • Museum work
    • Coaching
    • Real estate
    • Culinary arts
    • Television broadcasting
    • Radio broadcasting
    • Brand writing
    • Sales and marketing
  • For more information and professional skill building opportunities visit the Landmark College Career Connections webpage.

  • To earn the B.A. in Liberal Studies degree, students must complete 121 credits:

    • 58 major required courses
      • 24 major required credits
      • 34 major required credits that also count toward general education
    • 9 additional credits to complete the general education requirements
    • 54 credits of open electives (21 must be at the 3000/4000 level)

    Liberal Studies Major Requirements: 58 credits

    • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    • WRT1012 Research and Analysis (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    • Arts: 3 credits
    • Humanities (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    • Interpersonal Communication/Creative Expression: 3 credits
    • Literature: 3 credits
    • Natural Science with lab (Gen Ed): 4 credits
    • Natural Science: 3 credits
    • Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
    • Social Sciences (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    • Alternative Study 2000/3000 level: 3 credits
    • INT3001 Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar: 3 credits
    • SOC3011 Civic Engagement: 3 credits
    • Humanities (3000/4000 level): 3 credits
    • Literature (3000/4000 level): 3 credits
    • Social Science (3000/4000 level): 3 credits
    • WRT3011 Advanced Writing (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    • INT4000 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone I (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    • INT4001 Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone II (Gen Ed): 3 credits

    Additional General Education Core Requirements : 9 credits

    • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning: 3 credits
    • COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits

    Mathematics Distribution Elective (as indicated through placement exam): 3 credits

    • 54 credits in Open Electives, 33 at any level and 21 at the 3000/4000 level
  • Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, students will be able to:

    • Draw connections across multiple disciplines to integrate learning
    • Use critical thinking to examine multiple perspectives on issues
    • Understand the impact of culture on values, assumptions, and worldview
    • Communicate with a sense of audience and purpose
    • Apply ethical reasoning to solving problems
    • Engage in community-based activities that demonstrate civic responsibility

Questions?

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Dan Miller
Chair, Liberal Studies Department
(802) 387-7227
danielmiller@landmark.edu

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Peg Alden
Program Coordinator, B.A. in Liberal Studies
(802) 387-6821
palden@landmark.edu

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Maruice Mangum
Dean, School of Liberal Studies and the Arts; Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator
(802) 387-6817
maruicemangum@landmark.edu

 

 

Interested in applying?

Whether you are new to Landmark College or are a former student interested in returning for a baccalaureate degree, you can apply here. (The reenrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the Returning tab.)

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