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BA in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies BA 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. You can select one of four thematic tracks. Your training will be cohesive, in-depth, and targeted towards diverse future job opportunities or graduate school options.

Courses that fulfill degree requirements

Recommended courses for Liberal Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies


  • 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.

    Track sheet for Health and Human Concerns

    Recommended courses for Health and Human Concerns

  • Humanities and Cultural Traditions

    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.

    Track sheet for Humanities and Cultural Traditions

  • 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.

    Track sheet for Law, Business and Society

    Recommended courses for Law, Business and Society

  • 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.

    Track sheet for Education, Policy and Community

College to Career

The multidisciplinary and broad education you gain while pursuing majors in Liberal Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies prepare them for careers in fields like Technology, Entrepreneurship, Education, Medicine as well as Public Administration, Hospitality and Marketing.

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