Liberal Studies

Degree:
  • Bachelor's
Location: Anywhere

Why Liberal Studies?

Create a degree program that meets your personal goals: If you're an independent thinker and want to pave your own path, then the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies may be perfect for you.

With the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, you can create your own customized degree program and pave your own path. Working with an academic advisor, you will select specific academic courses to compose a degree program that meets your intellectual, personal, and professional goals.

Choosing from an array of options, you will have the unique opportunity to build a program that is finely tuned to your strengths and interests.  Unlike traditional undergraduate degree programs in which you major in a specific academic area, this program allows you to pursue an area of interest that is not pre-defined as a major concentration.


What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

48 semester hours required

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers
3.00
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103
1.00
 

Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2
3.00
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107
1.00
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
3.00
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107
1.00
 

Mathematics Required Courses

MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00
 

Information Technology

Choose one of the following:

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00
 

Philosophy

PHL 1100 - Social and Political Philosophy
3.00
 

Mathematics and Science Electives

Complete 6 semester hours from the following subject areas:

BIO, CHM, ESC, MTH, PHY

Arts and Humanities Electives

Complete 9 semester hours from the following subject areas:

ART, CMN, ENG, PHL, TCC or a modern foreign language

Social Science Electives 

Complete 9 semester hours from the following subject areas:

ECN, HST, HSV, POL, PSY, SOC

Major Required Courses

33 semester hours required

Note: No more than 27 total credits of business courses (ACC, FIN, MGT, MKT) are permitted.

Interdisciplinary

Self-designed program created by the student with faculty guidance and approved by the associate dean. 

Capstone

LST 4850 - Capstone Project in Liberal Studies
3.00
 

Minor Required Courses

15 semester hours required

All students must complete a minor as part of their self-designed program.

Electives

Complete a minimum of 24 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Did You Know?

​A bachelor’s degree is worth $2.8M over an employee’s lifetime (Center On Education and the Workforce, 2011).

Did You Know?

College graduates earn 74% more than high school graduates ​(Pew Research Center, 2016).

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No