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LIBS-BA - Liberal Studies


Official Name of Program

Liberal Studies

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BA - Bachelor of Arts



NYSED Program Code

38892 - LIBS-BA

CIP Code


The B.A. in Liberal Studies provides students the opportunity to acquire the means to understand and interpret the events, data, texts, artifacts, and other elements of our shared and individual experiences-past, present, and projected-local, urban, and global.

The program consists of courses in liberal arts and sciences, which includes the study of English and other literatures and languages, history and philosophy, art and music, social and natural sciences, and all subjects that study human experience. Rather than concentrate on one of these disciplines, the B.A. in Liberal Studies combines them to focus on questions and problems that cross disciplines, allowing students to develop skills and competencies shared by all liberal arts and sciences rather than those of just one discipline, special area, or interdisciplinary field.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BA in Liberal Studies will be able to:

  1. Conduct individual research.

  2. Construct clear, reasoned arguments.

  3. Conduct evidence-based analysis.

  4. Demonstrate and apply analysis of ethical behavior.

  5. Demonstrate detailed awareness of essential aspects of personal career development.