What classes would I take?
Learn about the BA/BS in Liberal Studies core curriculum.
What can I do with this major?
This innovative degree is designed to provide students the opportunity for degree completion, moving them toward their educational and career goals while providing them essential skills highly desired by employers.
Local Job Statistics
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), the employment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree or higher were 22 percent higher than the rate than those with high school completion (67 vs. 89 percent) in 2015. A similar pattern of higher employment rates positively correlating with higher educational attainment was found for 25- to 64-year-olds.
According to the University System of Ohio within the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Spring 2013 Ohio graduates with a Bachelor’s degree obtained an average full-time salary of $38,446, which is over $5,000 more than the average salary for those who completed less than an Associate’s degree.
Graduates with this degree are qualified for:
- Positions requiring a Bachelor’s degree
- Careers related to student’s focus areas (chosen from Professional Studies and Applied Sciences; Humanities; Social Sciences; and several others)
- Careers related to undergraduate extracurricular experiences (work, internships, practicums, services activities, organizational involvement, etc.)
- Graduate Degree pursuit in areas of interest
- Social Services
- Business and Economics
- Higher Education
- Technical Writing
MU Regional graduates with this degree pursued graduate degrees in fields such as:
- Creative Writing
- Counseling and Psychology
- Family Studies
Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Oral and Written Communication
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Professionalism and Work Ethic
- Career Management
How do I get started?
Choose one of the options below and start on your pathway to success!
The cognates mirror the areas of emphasis used in Miami University’s Associate of Arts General Studies degree, allowing for a seamless transition. The cognate the student chooses for Cognate 1, which has a greater number of hours than Cognate 2, will determine whether the student pursues a BA or BS degree.
Students completing one of the following primary cognates will earn a BA:
- Creative Arts
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- Social Sciences
Students completing one of the following primary cognates will earn a BS:
- Engineering and Computing
- Education, Health, and Society
- Professional Studies and Applied Sciences
Courses of Instruction
- ARC, ART, CCA, CMA, FAS, MUS, THE
- AAA, ACE, AMS, ARB, CAS, CHI, CLS, CMS, CRE, EGS, ENG, FRE, FST, GER, GRK, HBW, HUM, HIN, HST, ITL, ITS, JPN, JRN, KOR, LAS, LAT, LIN, MAC, MFJ, PHL, POR, REL, RUS, SPN, WGS
- AES, APC, ASO, ATH, BWS, DST, ECO, GEO, GHS, GIS, GTY, IMS, ORG, PLW, POL, PSS, PSY, SJS, SOC, SPA, STC, WST
Natural Science and Mathematics
- BIO, BSC, CHM, ENV, GLG, IES, MBI, MSC, MTH, NSC, PHY, PMD, STA
Education, Health, and Society
- EDL, EDP, EDT, EHS, FCS, FSW, KNH, SLM
- ACC, BLS, BUS, ECO, ESP, FIN, ISA, MGT, MKT