Liberal Studies, BS (transition)
Students who matriculated prior to fall 2016 may either follow this curriculum or the new curriculum under “Business and Social Sciences Programs.”
The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies allows students to design a social science-, science-, and humanities-based program of study that reflects their academic passions and strengths. Students have the unique opportunity to choose an area of academic specialization while engaging with the diverse array of disciplines—such as history, music, philosophy, literature, math, science, and psychology—that constitute a liberal studies education, while fostering practical skills essential to the workplace and graduate education—critical thinking, analysis of large bodies of information, problem solving, and effective written communication.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.
Minimum 120 total semester hours required
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
33 semester hours required
and ENG 1106
|College Writing 1|
and Lab for ENG 1105
and ENG 1108
|College Writing 2|
and Lab for ENG 1107
and ENG 2106
and Lab for ENG 2105
|Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core||3|
|ITC 1000||Computer Applications||3|
|or ITC 2016||End-User Data Analysis Tools|
|MTH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|MTH 2310||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|PHL 1100||Social and Political Philosophy||3|
|Complete 3 semester hours of science electives.||3|
|Complete 3 semester hours of history electives.||3|
Major Elective Courses
39 semester hours required
|HST 1100||History of the World 1: Prehistory to the Renaissance||3|
|or HST 1150||History of the World 2: From Renaissance to the Present|
|Complete 15 semester hours of humanities electives.||15|
|Complete 6 semester hours of math/science electives.||6|
|Complete 12 semester hours of social science electives.||12|
|LST 4850||Capstone Project in Liberal Studies||3|
Complete a minimum of 48 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.