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Bachelor of Science: Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Science Degree with a Liberal Studies major is designed for the student with considerable transfer credit in liberal arts areas who desires a Bachelor of Science degree for entry into various fields.  This degree requires at least 120 semester hours of course work and is designed to supplement learning already achieved, including strengthening it with the Miller College Core courses (which are part of the General Education Requirements) and additional Liberal Arts classes.  Students must successfully complete 45 semester hours at the 300/400 level with at least 30 semester hours at Miller College and meet all Miller College graduation requirements to receive this degree.  In keeping with the College Mission, students are expected to complete one hour of service learning for every hour they are enrolled at Miller College.  Service learning may be performed at any time prior to completion of the Senior Seminar.  The purpose of this guide is to outline the Liberal Studies program’s requirements.  Please be aware that your catalog year and requirements are determined by the first semester in which you actually take classes at Miller College.

General Education Requirements 45 SH

Students often have transfer credit for everything except the five Miller College Core Classes. 

English Composition and Junior Seminar                                                                     

English Composition I (Essay Writing) 3 SH

LBAR 300 - Junior Seminar 3 SH

ENGL 310 - Advanced Composition and Textual Analysis l 3 SH

Science and Mathematics 3 SH

A laboratory science course or                                                                                                                 
SCIE 320 – Environmental Issues and Local Impact            

SCIE 310 - Research Methods

Statistics at the 100 or 200 level or
MATH 305 – Applied Statistics  **

Social Science/Humanities/Creativity  6 SH


Oral Communication 3 SH

Speech or Interpersonal Communication or                                                                                                                 
COMM 310 – Presentation Delivery and Design

An organizational behavior course or                                                                                                                  
A group communication course or
PSYC 310 – Organizational and Group Dynamics

Ethics/Philosophy 3 SH

An Ethics or Philosophy course or

PHIL 310 - Business and Professional Ethics or

PHIL 320 - Leadership Principles 

 Globally-Oriented Course 3 SH

Select one of the following courses:

COMM 410 - Intercultural Communication

SOCI 310 - Human Diversity

 Senior Seminar ( LBAR 499)

(The 3 Semester hours are counted under the major.)

General Education Electives 9 SH

Courses in any General Education area                                     


Any literature course 3 SH

SOCI 320 – Contemporary American Family 3 SH
PSYC 410 – Conflict Management 3 SH

PSYC 420 - Psychology of Marketing or 3SH

MGMT 310 - Advanced Human Resource Mgmt.

LBAR 499 - Senior Seminar 3 SH

Electives 15 SH



Minimum 45 SH at 300/400 level with at least 30 semester hours from Miller College.

*Basic Proficiency in Microsoft Word is expected 
**Basic Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is expected 

 The Miller College Core consists of courses that must be taken to ensure that students have specified upper division general education courses from Miller College.





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