B.A. in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies B.A. combines the virtues of a well-rounded education with innovative ways of seeing our 21st-century world and the knowledge or applied skills needed to be productive in it. Students select one of four thematic tracks—Health and Human Concerns; Humanities and Cultural Traditions; Law, Business and Society; or Local and Global Environments—ensuring that their training will be cohesive, in-depth, and targeted towards diverse future job opportunities or graduate school options.

Health and Human Concerns Track

This track provides expertise in biomedical science while also offering the rich philosophical, ethical or cultural perspectives on the human condition that will enhance or lead to a variety of careers in medical care fields. It is ideal for students seeking employment in the private or public sectors or advanced training in medicine, health care, social work or associated disciplines. You can download your track sheet here.

You can also download a list of recommended courses for this track here. Please note these are suggestions regarding how to fulfill this track's requirements. You are not required to complete all these courses.

Humanities and Cultural Traditions Track

This track allows majors to follow a broadly-based curriculum on diverse Western and non-Western cultural traditions. Students in this track will have the opportunity to study in depth a particular country or geographical region’s history, culture, religions and language, or to pursue interdisciplinary inquiry about a given historical, cultural or global movement. It is suitable for students wanting to go on to graduate studies in the humanities, culture studies, political science and kindred fields or initiate careers in the private and public sectors that value a classical liberal arts education.You can download your track sheet here.

Law, Business and Society Track

This track offers majors the sophisticated knowledge of diverse high-impact applied fields, including economics, political science, public administration and international relations. It offers students the chance to create a tailored curriculum for an immediate professional career, for future Masters of Business or Law School training, or as an academic platform for advanced graduate studies in sociology/anthropology, political science, international relations and related disciplines. You can download your track sheet here.

You can also download a list of recommended courses for this track here. Please note these are suggestions regarding how to fulfill this track's requirements. You are not required to complete all these courses.

Education, Policy and Community Track

This track offers students the opportunity to take courses from across the spectrum of education related majors offered at FIU and combine them with courses from other disciplines. It is suitable for students with a general interest in the field of education. You can download your track sheet here.

You can download a list of courses that fulfill the Liberal Studies Requirements here.