PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
Draft in progress
BA in Liberal Studies
This interdisciplinary major helps students to develop an appreciation of the questions, issues, and perspectives underlying the liberal arts, to integrate knowledge across disciplines, and to be able to apply academic learning to life pursuits. Coursework is required in a variety of areas and includes a cross-section of the humanities (e.g., history, philosophy, writing), social sciences (e.g., anthropology, economics, sociology), natural sciences (e.g., math, biology, psychology), and the arts (e.g., art history, studio art, music). The flexibility of the liberal studies degree allows students to choose advanced courses that best suit their needs and interests. This major is also offered at the extension site at Rockland Community College.
While fulfilling general degree requirements, students must complete the following requirements for this major:
|1.||Humanities courses||15 credits|
|2.||Natural sciences courses||15 credits|
|3.||Social sciences courses||15 credits|
|4.||Performing and/or visual arts courses||6 credits|
|5.||Upper-level liberal arts courses:
a. First area*
b. Second area*
*Areas: Humanities, natural sciences, social sciences; the first and second areas must be distinct
|6.||General electives||45 credits|
|7.||CAP 4800/Senior Capstone||4 credits|
Please refer to the Overview of Academic Requirements for additional information.
For updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/ce/adult/academic-requirements.aspx.