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School of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Studies Major

PROGRAM GUIDES | CONCENTRATION OPTIONS | COURSE DESCRIPTIONS | SCHEDULE OF COURSES

A four-year liberal arts program of interdisciplinary exploration

A student in Point Park's Department of Humanities and Human Sciences gives a presentation on global cultural studies. Student Ana Bird gives a presentation on her research project during the Undergraduate Humanities Symposium.

Study Liberal Arts at Pittsburgh's Only Downtown University

The liberal studies program provide an integrated curriculum for undergraduates with unique goals not necessarily met by more traditional majors. Students synthesize an area of focus out of two or more areas of concentration, and in the spirit of the liberal arts, are exposed to a breadth and depth of research and course work. A program for the individually minded, creative student, it brings together disciplines, integrates inquiry and pioneers academic focus by opening new horizons of thought and understanding.

If you are a student who already knows your field of major concentration, the liberal studies program provides the strong context of the liberal arts that will be a foundation for your degree. If you are still unsure of your area of expertise, this program offers the ability to undertake a wide range of courses that will help decide where your focused interests lie as you advance in making your degree a reality. 

Degrees Offered in Liberal Studies Program

Students can earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies through the following formats:

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the links to the program guides and undergraduate catalog at the top of the page.

Professional Concentration Options in the Liberal Studies Major

Liberal studies students have the option to choose from any concentration offered by Point Park's expansive curriculum or they can select from one of four professional options — applied arts, international studies, information technology and public administration.

Learn more about Liberal Studies - Professional Options.

Transfer and Non-Traditional Students

The ability to coordinate many areas of study into a concerted and coherent program is often attractive as well to transfer and non-traditional students who have earned a wide range of degree credits across a curriculum. This combination of breadth of study and precision of focus constitutes the heart of both the program and the Point Park University experience.