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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Design your degree. Graduate with a resume.

Convert your passion for studies like writing, music, logic, history and entrepreneurship into a self-designed degree and work-ready experience.

LS emphasizes efficient degree completion, individualized advising, and faculty-student mentorship on real-world projects. We welcome transfer students looking to maximize earned academic credits.

Pursue travel courses and intern- ships, both for academic credit. Diversify your knowledge with an Eco League academic exchange.

Demonstrate classroom learning and resume skills with your LS senior project.

Recent projects

  • an agent-ready novel
  • solo performance of classical music
  • a faith-based response to environmental justice

‘My LS internship – which was nationally competitive – took me to Washington, D.C., where I worked in the legal department of one of Alaska’s largest Native-owned corporations. Liberal Studies courses emphasizing logical thinking and clear writing meant I was more than ready for this incredible opportunity.’ – Will Bean

Be inspired in Alaska

Liberal Studies is your foundation for professions that reward focused research, creative thinking, productive teamwork and engaging presentations in a variety of media. You’ll find LS majors writing novels, serving as project managers and starting businesses. Disney World, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and state and local governments are among recent internship sites. LS majors compete successfully for:

  • the Peace Corps and Teach for America
  • Graduate school admission, including teacher certification programs

Required Courses

Focused Electives

  • Ways of Knowing
  • Intro to Social Sciences
  • Intro to Humanities
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Digital Studio
  • Screenwriting
  • Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Writing for Publication
  • Media Practicum
  • Environmental Encounters
  • Environmental History
  • Sustainable Communities
  • World History
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Logic
  • Ethics
  • Mass Communication
  • Social Media
  • Back Country Literature
  • World Literature
  • Mythology
  • Shamanism
  • Alaska Native Studies
  • Writing & Research
  • Queer Realities
  • Green Global History
  • World Religions
  • Biblical Ethics
  • Catholic Theology
  • Spiritual Environments

Application Date Requirements

1 month prior to the start of block or session class

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