Major in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 24.0101

Note: Study abroad, the hours for which will be taken as part of meeting major, minor, and/or University Studies requirements, is a required element of this program.

University Studies Requirements...............................41-45 hrs

(See Academic Degrees and Programs)

University Studies selections must include:

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions
One of the following:
ART 211 Introduction to the History of Art I
ART 212 Introduction to the History of Art II
ART 213 Introduction to the History of Art III
MUS 104 Introduction to Jazz History
MUS 105 Introduction to Music History
MUS 106 Music in Film
MUS 107 Introduction to American Musical Theatre
MUS 108 Introduction to World Music
MUS 109 Musicianship I: Music Fundamentals
THD 101 Dance Appreciation
THD 104 The Theatrical Experience
THD 201 World Theatre
[Note: Honors Sequence courses fulfill this requirement]
World’s Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions
Must include one of the following:
ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature
ENG 243 Literary Masterpieces: Fantasy, Myth and Legend
GDS 201 Introduction to Gender and Diversity Studies
RGS 200 Introduction to Religious Studies  
[Note: Honors Sequence courses fulfill this requirement]
University Studies Elective
One of the following:
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology
HIS 221 American Experience to 1865
HIS 222 American Experience Since 1865
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy
POL 261 Introduction to Political Theory
PSY 180 General Psychology
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 231 Social Problems
[Note: Honors Sequence courses fulfill this requirement]
Core Courses .............................. .............................. ............ 7 hrs
LBA 100T Transitions
LBA 438 Seminar in Liberal Arts
and one of the following:
BIO 308 Ethics in Biology
COM 260 Communication Ethics
HON 212 Honors Ethics
PHI 202 Ethics
PHI 330 Medical Ethics
PHI 376 Environmental Ethics

 

Fields ............................................................36-40 hrs Choose two fields from the seven designations following [in bold]. No more than one field can be taken from the same designation. Courses in each field are on file in the Registrar’s Office, and on the Liberal Arts webpage on the Murray State website.

•Fine Arts

Art History

Music

Theatre

•Humanities

English

French

German

Philosophy

Spanish

•Natural Science/Mathematics

Biology

Chemistry

Geosciences

Mathematics

Physical Science

•Social Science

Economics

History

International Affairs

Legal Studies

Political Science

Religious Studies

Psychology

Sociology

Gender and Diversity Studies

Sustainability Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies  With the approval of the program coordinator, an interdisciplinary field will be created, using courses designated within existing Liberal Arts fields.

Internship/Cooperative Educations In order to build workplace skills, Liberal Arts majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a program coordinator-approved internship or cooperative education placement. See the MSU Career Services website (www.murraystate.edu/careerservices) for more information. 

Required Minor 21-24 hrs

Electives 0-15 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 120 hrs The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

 Contact Program Coordinator Dr. Barbara Cobb bcobb@murraystate.edu for more information.

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