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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies Program

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Kresge Library, Room 430J 
100 Library Drive 
Rochester, MI 48309-4479 
(248) 370-2949 
Fax: (248) 370-3628 

(248) 370-4680
Program Website


Director: Cynthia Sifonis

Liberal Studies Executive Committee: Ken Elder (Physics), Henri Gooren (Sociology and Anthropology), Eric LaRock (Philosophy), Daniel Lorca (Modern Languages and Literatures)

Chief Adviser: Cynthia Sifonis (Psychology)


Based in the College of Arts and Sciences, the liberal studies major program is an innovative and rigorous interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate education. The objectives of this program are in harmony with the goals of a liberal education: that is, to cultivate the individual’s ability to integrate diverse fields of human knowledge and activity. The outcomes of this program include enhanced abilities in critical and analytical thinking and writing in addition to development of creative and collaborative abilities. 

Program honors

Program honors may be granted to graduating seniors in liberal studies on the basis of high academic achievement (minimum 3.60 overall grade point average) and excellence in the senior thesis (LBS 4998  /LBS 4999 ). The Liberal Studies Executive Committee will determine program honors recipients.



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