Sep 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Liberal Studies Program

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371 Varner Dr.
Varner Hall, Room 217
Rochester, MI 48309-4485


Program Website


Interim Director: Amy Banes-Berceli

Liberal Studies Executive Committee: Elizabeth Allen (Writing and Rhetoric), Bruce Charlesworth (Art and Art History), Henri Gooren (Sociology and Anthropology), Elizabeth Kather (Music, Theatre and Dance), David Kidger (Music, Theatre and Dance), Eric LaRock (Philosophy), Daniel Lorca (Modern Languages and Literatures), Colin Wu (Chemistry)

Chief Adviser: Amy Banes-Berceli


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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