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Liberal Studies

About This Program

You know that when it comes to knowledge, the possibilities are endless. You’re curious about the world, and your interests are broad and diverse. You want a career that doesn’t limit you—or your future. Liberal studies may be the major for you.

Why Utica College

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. Because the program draws on a full spectrum of courses in the arts and sciences, students have the opportunity to work with expert faculty from many academic departments.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information


  • Major


  • B.S.


  • Utica Campus
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Liberal Studies at Utica

Career Opportunities

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 More!
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Top Paid Grads

Liberal Studies majors are among the top-paid graduates, according to a 2013 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
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A Strong Foundation

The Liberal Studies program offers foundational learning in three key areas: society and behavior, art and language, and science and mathematics.

What You'll Learn

The major in liberal studies is designed as a general liberal arts degree. It was developed for students with experience or training as professionals or para-professionals in areas such as corrections, counseling, Health Studies, and teaching. It is also of value to persons with other backgrounds. The major provides students with a broad liberal arts context. The liberal studies major includes a foundational component comprised of four courses from each of three key areas, including society and behavior; art and language; and science and mathematics.

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A Degree That Works

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 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.

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Student Voices: Nicole Quinn

A brief conversation with liberal studies major Nicole Quinn about her studies, her experience in the education program, and her plans to earn a master's degree and start her career as a special education teacher.

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An articulation agreement with New York Chiropractic College allows graduates of the Liberal Studies program to pursue an advanced degree in that discipline.

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