Major in Liberal Studies
Major in Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Studies: The UC Advantage

The major in liberal studies is designed for students with a wide array of interests in the liberal arts and sciences, allowing them to pick classes that broaden their knowledge base or further their career goals. Those who might feel confined in a traditional major will relish the opportunity to experience a varied curriculum rooted in the tradition of liberal education.

Mother and Child sculpture on academic quad

With the program's strong emphasis on self-motivation, you will be deeply engaged in the process of designing your course of study, working closely with your adviser to ensure continuity and coherency as you pursue your specific academic and/or professional goals.


Because the program draws on a full spectrum of courses in the arts and sciences, you will have the opportunity to work with faculty from many different academic departments. To learn more about our accomplished faculty, visit the faculty pages under majors in the School of Arts and Sciences.  


The liberal studies major includes a foundational component comprised of four courses from each of three key areas:
  • Society and behavior
  • Art and language
  • Science and mathematics
UC also maintains an articulation agreement with New York Chiropractic College that offers an opportunity for students in the Liberal Studies major to gain admission to that institution's Doctor of Chiropractic program.

For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

The liberal studies major offers a foundation of learning in the arts and sciences that will prove valuable in a variety of fields, including:
  • teaching
  • counseling
  • health professions
  • corrections
…and other fields. 

UC liberal studies alumni have taken leadership positions at:
  • Oneida-Herkimer County BOCES
  • Nassau County government


Barbara L. Witucki, Ph.D.
Chair of Liberal Studies, Associate Professor of English
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