General Studies and Liberal Studies

In rapidly changing times a broad education in the Liberal Arts may be the best possible preparation for the lifetime of learning that characterizes so many professions. Lyndon offers a two-year degree program in General Studies and a four-year degree program in Liberal Studies.

General Studies, A.A.

Required Courses

Core (43 Credits)

Completion of General Education for Four-Year Programs: 43 Credits

Elective courses: (19 - 21 Credits)

Elective courses must be in addition to, and distinct from, the courses included in the General Education and College Skills course requirements.  Courses cannot be counted in both areas.

Minimum required credits for the program: 62

Liberal Studies, B.A.

Concentrations

Fine and Performing Arts

  • 15 credits (must include at least nine credits at the 3000- or 4000-level) from ARH, ART, FLM, MUS, THA courses (not including MUS 2220, THA 2840, THA 2845, THA 4210, or THA 4810) or LIB 4801.

Humanities

  • 15 credits (must include at least nine credits at the 3000- or 4000-level) from ENG, HIS, or PHI courses, or EDU 3110 (not including PHI-1050) or LIB 4801.

Mathematics and Computer Science

  • 15 credits (must include at least nine credits at the 3000- or 4000-level) from CIS or MAT courses or LIB 4801.

Natural Science

  • 12 credits (must include at least four credits at the 3000- or 4000-level) from ATM, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, PHY, or SCI courses or LIB 4801.
  • SCI 4010

Social Science

  • 15 credits (must include at least nine credits at the 3000- or 4000-level) from ANT, GEO, POS, SOC, ECO, PSY, or 3000- 4000-level SSC courses (not including PSY 1040, PSY 2270, PSY 2811, PSY 2812, PSY 3080, PSY 3811, PSY 4151, PSY 4720, PSY 4820, PSY 4921, PSY 4922, SSC 4720, or SSC 4740) or LIB 4801.

Interdisciplinary

  • 15 – 16 credits (must include at least eight credits at the 3000- or 4000-level) from the concentrations listed above.
Required Courses

Core (32 Credits)

  • 3 credits from any 1000- or 2000- level CIS, MAT courses
  • 6 credits from two different disciplines among any 1000- or 2000-level ARH, ART, FLM, MUS, THA courses (not including MUS 2220, THA 2840, or THA-2845).
  • 6 credits from two different disciplines among ENG 1310, any 2000-level ENG, any 1000- or 2000-level HIS, PHI 1010, or any 2000-level PHI.
  • 8 credits from two different disciplines among any 1000- or 2000-level lab science from ATM, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, and PHY courses.
  • 6 credits from two different disciplines among ANT 1030, any 1000- or 2000-level POS, ECO, GEO, SOC or PSY courses (not including PSY 1040, PSY 2270, PSY 2811, and PSY 2812).
  • LIB 4810 Liberal Studies Thesis or both EDU 4250 and EDU 4730

As a Liberal Studies major, students enjoy the full creative scope of the liberal arts and sciences. Rather than focusing on any one field, our scholars design a theme-based program of study that integrates many fields. The major is comprised of primary and secondary focus areas, the latter building upon the former. Students round out their major with electives and general education courses that enhance their major theme of study.

All of Lyndon’s students benefit from a highly personalized educational experience. Colleges boast of treating students as a name, not a number. At Lyndon, teachers know much more than names — they know students as individuals. Our state’s heritage of tolerance and independence, the feeling of caring and safety we associate with small-town life, and the spiritual lift of living and learning in an area of tremendous natural beauty, all add meaning to the Lyndon experience.