Build Your Own Major: Liberal Studies Degrees in Buffalo, NY | Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies

Build Your Own Major: Liberal Studies Degrees in Buffalo, NY | Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies

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Liberal Studies (AS/BS)

Our liberal studies degrees provide you the opportunity to design your own education — a program built specifically by you, for you. Meet our interdisciplinary studies faculty.

About the Program

Our liberal studies programs are the perfect choice for the undecided student. Delve into a broad sampling of courses in business, communication, information systems, humanities, math, science and social sciences. This is your opportunity to use your studies as an exploration tool, learning what truly interests you and earning credits toward your degree at the same time. With a focus on critical thinking, communication and writing skills throughout, you’ll work with faculty to tailor your degree toward what interests you most, preparing you for a wide range of careers or the graduate program of your choice.

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According to a report from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, business and nonprofit leaders are looking for employees with the skills developed by Medaille’s bachelor’s and associate degrees in liberal studies:

Critical Thinking

Complex Problem Solving

Written and Oral Communication

Applied Knowledge in Real-World Settings

The liberal studies major is a perfect choice for students interested in gaining a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences, exploring multiple fields, creating their own courses of study, or pursuing specific and individually–tailored interdisciplinary majors.

 

Admission Requirements

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Liberal Studies Program Specs

 

AS Total Credits: 60 credits

BS Total Credits: 120 credits

AS Major Core Component: 15 credits

BS Major Core Component: 33 credits 

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Local learning opportunities for Medaille students include:

Belle Center

International Institute of Buffalo

Allentown Association

African American Cultural Center

Buffalo Museum of Science

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Shea’s Preforming Arts Center

Firsthand Learning, Inc.

Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.

People Inc.

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Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Curriculum (120 credits)

 

General Education Core (33 credits)

College Writing (3) or College Writing for Multilingual Students (3)

Advanced College Writing (3) or  Advanced College Writing for Multilingual Students (3)

Critical Dialogues Course: Introduction to Dialogues in Critical Thinking (3)

American Dialogues Course: Justice and Democracy in America (3), Cultural Interaction in Colonial North America (3), African-American History (3), or Enduring American Dialogues (3)

Creative and Reflective Dialogues Course: Creative Expression (3), or  Introduction to Creative Writing (3), Creative Non-Fiction, or Beginning Drawing (3)

Sustainability Dialogues Course: Scientific Discovery (3)

Global Dialogues Course: Baccalaureate Capstone I (3), British Literature I: Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century (3), British Literature II: Late Eighteenth Century to the Present (3), Major Global Literary Figures, Medieval World, History of Ireland, History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (3), Psychoanalysis and Politics, Seminar in Religion and Belief (3), Classical Music Studies (3), Truth and Justice (3)

Citizenship Dialogues Course: Citizenship Dialogue (3), Baccalaureate Capstone (3), Psychology Capstone (3)

Intermediate Algebra (3)

Statistics & Society (3)

Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences (36 credits)

A. Required (15 credits) choose five from the following courses:

Intro to Anthropology (3)

Macroeconomics or Microeconomics (3)

Physical Geography (3)

Western Civilization, World Cultures, Early United States History, or Contemporary United States History (3)

Intro to Political Science or United States Government (3)

Intro to Psychology (3)

Intro to Sociology (3)

B. Electives (21 credits)

Intro to Literature or Survey of World Literature (3)

Six (300/400 level) courses (18 credits)

 

Experiential Learning (3 credits)

ANY 377/477

 

Free Electives (48 credits)

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Associate in Science in Liberal Studies Curriculum (60 credits)

 

General Education Core (15 credits)

Fundamentals of College Writing, College Writing, or College Writing for Multilingual Students (3)

College Writing, Advanced College Writing, or Advanced College Writing for Multilingual Students (3)

Critical Dialogues Course: Introduction to Dialogues in Critical Thinking (3)

Intermediate Algebra

Statistics & Society

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences (18 credits)

(2) Humanities Electives

(2) Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives

(2) Social Sciences Electives

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