Academic Programs

Today’s world is global, dynamic and faced with complex challenges, ranging from the need for a sustainable future, for the planet and its increasingly mobile citizens, to continuous revolutions in technology, politics and education. Those who will succeed in and beneficially impact that world require a full spectrum education with time-honored cultural wisdom, as well as strong applied skills, including critical thinking and writing ability. Each of the Liberal Studies programs emphasizes both broad learning and specific expertise, preparing you for an immediate career or post-B.A. entry into professional schools and graduate degrees.

The Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. offers the maximum flexibility, encompassing courses in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education as well as other FIU schools or colleges. It is an excellent option for those wishing to design an interdisciplinary curriculum that is uniquely tailored. It can be completed through both traditional classes and online classes.

The Liberal Studies B.A. offers the choice of one of four thematic tracks—Health & Human Concerns; Humanities and Cultural Traditions; Local and Global Environments; or Law, Business, and Society. It is an apt choice, especially, for those targeting advanced degrees or training (Medical professions, Law School, et al).

The Humanities Minor provides a traditional "classical education" and is a fine complement to any FIU major.

Please explore the sidebars on the left to find out more about the different academic opportunities that Liberal Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies have to offer.