Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree Program Courses
Liberal Studies Degree Concentrations
- American Studies – A Liberal Studies Degree major focusing on historical events that shaped our present day country.
- Communication and the Arts – Program through the Liberal Studies curriculum geared toward developing an understanding of communication theory and practice.
- Data Center Technologies – A series of courses through the Liberal Studies Degree program focusing on preparing students for all facets of computer data center facility management.
- Economics – A Liberal Studies program major where undergraduate students will develop analytical skills and practice quantitative techniques to analyze economic activity and trends in a global economy.
- Information Technology and Systems – A Liberal Studies degree field of study providing students with a common foundation in computing and networking technologies, databases, information systems, and business applications.
- Leadership – A series of courses through the Liberal Studies Program that provides students the opportunity to examine leadership styles and models, develop leadership potential and increase critical and strategic thinking abilities.
- Enterprise Systems – An area of study through the Liberal Studies program that allows students to learn mainframe computing skills through first-hand experience with IBM's System z architecture.
- Professional Studies – A Liberal Studies degree program focusing on organizational administration, effective communication and negotiation skills, and enhancing the customer service skill set.
- Project Management – A Liberal Studies degree program that focuses on developing skills essential for today's workplace with the integration of organizational administration and team management skills.
- Psychology – A Liberal Studies degree program focusing on providing students with an understanding of psychological theories and the knowledge of applying psychological principles to real-world work environments.
B.A./B.S. in Liberal Studies Core, Elective and Major Course Requirements
The Finish@Marist Liberal Studies Degree is comprised of 3 parts: the major, the core, and the electives. The Liberal Studies major is two to three customizable fields of study totaling 45 credits. The Liberal Studies core is 18 credits plus the College Writing requirement (up to 6 credits). The remaining 51 Liberal Studies elective credits can be comprised of transfer credits, credit for prior learning, or Marist College courses.
Liberal Studies Degree Core
The Liberal Studies degree program core requirements allow for maximum transferability and are comprised of the following courses:
- ENG 116/117: College Writing Requirement (Prerequisite)
- INTD 105: Perspectives on Education
- PHIL 103: World Views & Values
- INTD 109: Perspectives on the Humanities
- INTD 212: Perspectives on Social Institutions
- INTD 213: Perspectives on Science & History
- INTD 477: Capping
Liberal Studies Degree Electives
Through the Liberal Studies Bachelor’s degree program, Marist College accepts a wide variety of transfer credits from accredited institutions, training programs evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE), standardized tests (CLEP, AP), as well as credit for prior learning. The large number of electives allows adult students maximum flexibility to meet their educational and professional goals.
Liberal Studies Degree Major
The Liberal Studies major is comprised of at least 45 credits broken into two to three fields of study. Liberal Studies undergraduate students have the ability to transfer in up to 15 credits within the major. Of the remaining 30 credits to be completed through course work at Marist, 21 credits must be upper division (300- or 400-level). Majors can be customized from areas of study within all seven academic schools at Marist College. The full list of available majors are available at the top of this page.