Fall 2019: New Major Requirements

  • Structured Inquiry Across the Disciplines (4 credits) introducing academics at Purchase College and the core competencies of the interdisciplinary study.
  • 6 upper-level core LBS courses (24 credits) that focus on major contemporary social issues from interdisciplinary perspectives. Core courses will integrate problem-oriented learning reflecting core competencies and learning outcomes.
  • Junior Seminar (4 credits) covering multidisciplinary theory and research methods in preparation for the Senior Capstone, with emphasis on e-Portfolio development and reflection.
  • Senior Capstone (4 credits) will align with core course problem areas.

 A minimum grade of C- is required for all classes applied towards major requirements. 


The information below outlines requirements for liberal studies majors prior to Fall 2019.

  1. Humanities courses: A grade of C- or higher must be earned. (15 credits)
  2. Natural sciences courses: A grade of C- or higher must be earned. (15 credits)
  3. Social sciences courses: A grade of C- or higher must be earned. (15 credits)
  4. Performing and/or visual arts courses: A grade of C- or higher must be earned. (6 credits)
  5. Upper-level liberal arts courses: a. First area* (12 credits) b. Second area* (8 credits)
    *Areas: Humanities, natural sciences, social sciences; the first and second areas must be distinct. A grade of C- or higher must be earned.
  6. General Electives (45 credits)
  7. CAP 4800/Senior Capstone (4 credits) 

Total: 120 credits