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.

University-Wide Requirement

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.

Core Courses

33 semester hours required

ENG 1105
and ENG 1106
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
ENG 2105
and ENG 2106
Writing Workshop
and Lab for ENG 2105
Course satisfying Engaging Difference and Diversity core3
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools
MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
PHL 1100Social and Political Philosophy3
Complete 3 semester hours of science electives.3
Complete 3 semester hours of history electives.3

Major Elective Courses

39 semester hours required

HST 1100History of the World 1: Prehistory to the Renaissance3
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 4850Capstone Project in Liberal Studies3

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 48 semester hours of open electives to reach 120 semester hours.