Why Liberal Studies?
The Bachelor of Liberal Studies, offered through the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, allows students the opportunity to tailor their primary and secondary concentrations to meet their specific needs, whether these needs involve promotions at current jobs, new careers, graduate study, or personal fulfillment.
Areas of concentration can include but are not limited to technology, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, behavioral sciences, communication, business, organizational leadership and supervision, and natural sciences. Students may also transfer credits from other accredited institutions toward the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree requirements, making the plan of study even more unique. Students may transfer, for example, courses in paralegal studies, criminal justice, interior design, medical assisting – just to name a few.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
PNW students often begin university studies with a number of varied interests. Liberal Studies allows them to gain a strong foundation in general education and develop their own plans of study integrating their personal interests. PNW and transfer students further along in their studies often come to us to align what they have already accomplished by creating an interdisciplinary program that reflects their love for learning. Either way, this program helps students graduate and enter the workforce with the skills needed to succeed.
For more information, contact Beth Rudnick at Bethric@pnw.edu.
Purdue University Northwest offers a variety of scholarships to recognize student achievement and provide financial assistance to help with the cost of an education.
Departmental scholarships available for Liberal Studies students
- Study Abroad Scholarship
- Kristi Thomas Scholarship
For more information, please contact Dr. Kathleen Tobin, Chair Department of History and Philosophy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of Study
Working towards the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree will expose you to many fields. Primary and secondary fields of study may include Business and Organizational Leadership, Math Statistics, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, or Natural Science. In addition to the core courses, you are able to concentrate studies in areas that especially interest you. The BLS is versatile in other ways as well. For example, you may begin in this curriculum as a freshman or enter later by transferring previously earned credits.
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General Course Requirements
- IDIS 235 (Gateway course)
- Composition and Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Natural Sciences and Technology
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- United States Tradition
- Literature and the Arts
- Global Cultures
- Race/Ethnic Diversity
- Gender Issues
- Foreign Languages
- IDIS 435 and 436 (Capstone courses)