Students who are intrigued by the complex, and often thorny, questions and issues of our time—which are difficult to address through a single academic lens—will find the liberal studies major of interest. By exploring current topics from interdisciplinary perspectives underlying the liberal arts, students learn how to integrate knowledge across disciplines in order to apply these perspectives and diverse methods to today’s challenges.

Coursework stems from the four major areas of the liberal arts, including 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 major 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.