Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, B.L.S.


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Bachelor’s Degree: The Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree Program is an interdisciplinary major in which the student may pursue broad interests or develop a specialized program in areas where majors are not currently offered. The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.) option is designed by the student and the academic advisor to ensure comprehensiveness in the student’s academic experience, while at the same time affording flexibility in fulfilling requirements. The B.L.S. may serve as a terminal degree or as preparation for graduate school, professional school, or employment in business, government or industry.

There are four components to the degree:

➤ The student must meet the University’s General Education requirements worth 40 credits.
➤ The student must select a minor from offerings in the current UMPI catalog.
➤ A minimum of 24 credits of the electives for the BLS degree must be in the 300-400 level courses.
➤ A minimum of 30 credits of the BLS coursework must be done at UMPI.

 

B.L.S. Major Requirements


Students MUST complete a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours. Students majoring in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies for Teacher Certification must meet with an advisor to approve their program and sign a self-designed minor form. A minor consists of an area of specialization of at least 18 credits and must have a minimum of 6 upper-level credits. Minors being offered along with each program’s requirements can be found in the UMPI catalogue.

Minor (Minimum of 18 Credit Hours):


Elective Requirements:


Students must take a minimum of 24 credit hours of upper-level electives beyond courses taken for the general education core and minor requirements. Total credit hours for the degree must be no less than 120 credit hours.

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Total credits required for degree: 120


  • Minimum cumulative GPA for graduation: 2.00
  • Cumulative GPA for major requirements: 2.00

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