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Design your own course of study with a Liberal Studies degree. By selecting courses that meet their individual interests and career goals, students meet the liberal arts requirements while sampling many disciplines and career areas.

The degree options of the Liberal Studies program allow students the opportunity to utilize prior recognized educational and professional experiences which frequently are not applicable or transferable to other degree programs. Because of the unique nature of the program, an individual interested in obtaining the Liberal Studies degree should consult with the department chairperson in order to discuss his/her educational background and to plan an educational goal. Students must work closely with their academic advisor throughout their studies to discuss course selections. It is also strongly recommended that early in the program students visit the Career Planning and Placement Office to help them identify their own personal and career goals. This goal identification is of great importance to students when selecting electives which will help them meet their needs.

Graduates from the Liberal Studies program can be found in all fields. When employers look for candidates with solid communications skills in writing, working as a team and presenting ideas, Medaille graduates are up to the challenge.

Options are available for a B.S., B.A. or A.S. in Liberal Studies.

Free electives may include the previous areas as well as any of Medaille’s career courses and professional, technical and occupational courses transferred from two- or four-year institutions, by the American Institute of Banking, the Office of Non-Collegiate Instruction of the New York State Education Department and through Servicemember’s Opportunity Colleges. Other non-traditional approaches to granting credit, such as Prior Learning Assessment, may be applied toward the Liberal Studies degree.


Liberal Studies students will find themselves taking courses within most academic divisions: business, communication, computer information systems, humanities, math/sciences and social sciences. More about our faculty >>


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I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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