Individualized Major (Liberal Studies) (BA)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts Individualized Major (LBSTBA)
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Liberal Studies

Program Information

The Individualized Major (formerly Liberal Studies) program offers eligible students an opportunity to design an individualized major, through a multi-disciplinary curriculum.  Once the student has identified a goal or interest, the Liberal Studies Program advisor offers guidance in creating a personalized degree program.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the program's Learning Outcomes Measurement.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements31
College/School Requirements13
Program/Major Requirements77
Minimum Total Hours121

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Eligibility criteria and information regarding admission into the major may be found at louisville.edu/liberalstudies/prospective-majors/admission-to-liberal-studies.

Requirements include the completion of 45 credit hours and a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average on all college work.  Proposals must be approved by the program director prior to admission into the major.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements31

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center Orientation1
or GEN 101 Arts and Sciences Orientation
Foreign Language 112
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 2
Minimum Total Hours13

Program/Major Requirements

Liberal Studies Program
LBST 300Forms of Interdisciplinary Inquiry3
ENGL 309Inquiries in Writing - WR 33
LBST 401Senior Capstone Project - CUE1
Concentrations 4
First Concentration (approved A&S minor) 518-24
Second Concentration 612-18
Third Concentration 712-18
Electives
Minimum Electives10-28
Minimum Total Hours77

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above with at least six credit hours in each of two of the three Divisions of the College of Arts & Sciences. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Senior Capstone Project - CUE

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center Orientation
or Arts and Sciences Orientation
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences with Lab - B 4
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
Foreign Language 1 4
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences US Diversity - SBD1 3
Foreign Language 2 4
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
Concentration 1 Course (A&S Minor) 3
Foreign Language 3 4
 Hours16
Spring
LBST 300 Forms of Interdisciplinary Inquiry 3
ENGL 309 Inquiries in Writing - WR 3
Concentration 1 Course (A&S Minor) 3
Concentration 2 Course 3
Concentration 3 Course 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
WR Course (300 level or above) 3
Concentration 1 Course (A&S Minor) 3
Concentration 1 Course (A&S Minor) 3
Concentration 2 Course 3
Concentration 3 Course 3
 Hours15
Spring
Concentration 1 Course (A&S Minor) 3
Concentration 2 Course 3
Concentration 3 Course 3
General Elective (300+) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Concentration 1 Course (A&S Minor) 3
Concentration 2 Course 3
Concentration 3 Course 3
General Elective (300+) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
LBST 401 Senior Capstone Project - CUE (CUE) 1
Concentration Course as needed or General Elective 3
Concentration Course as needed or General Elective 3
Concentration Course as needed or General Elective 3
Concentration Course as needed or General Elective 3
Concentration Course as needed or General Elective 1-3
 Hours14-16
 Minimum Total Hours121-123

Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  For both reports, please consult with your advisor before editing your course schedule.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Student Services tab.
  3. Next, click on "View my Academic Advisement Report" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.