B.A. in Liberal Studies
Combine three fields of study to pursue your interests.
Liberal Studies students at the University of Mississippi select three minor fields of study, two of which must be within the College of Liberal Arts. Choose from among 60 total minors, ranging from the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Students put together a program of study tailored to their interests and prepare for a variety of careers or further education. This program is based on the deep and wide foundation of a liberal arts general education. Advisors in the College Dean's office help students plan their curriculum and think through the linkages with professional goals.
A liberal arts education prepares graduates to deal with complexity and change. They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with diverse groups. Careers related to liberal studies include education, law, health care, government, non-profit, business, and military service. It simply depends on the combination and career interests of the individual.
Depending on the combination and interests, students may seek to complete an internship, study abroad course, or participate in faculty research.
B.A. in Liberal Studies Faculty
Regardless of the minor fields of study chosen, the diverse research and teaching interests of the faculty members within the University of Mississippi's College of Liberal Arts will allow students to find a space to explore their passions.
A B.A. in liberal studies consists of three minors. Two of the selected minors must be from departments and programs within the College of Liberal Arts. Students must complete Spch 102 and at least 12 hours at the 300-level or higher in each of the selected minors.
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.
Emma (B.A. in Sociology and Liberal Studies with minors in anthropology, biology, and psychology, 2013) was a photographer for theatre productions, an opinion writer for the student newspaper, tutor with the Writing Center, psychology teaching assistant, researcher with the Center for Population Studies, and founding member of the Food Bank on campus. She participated in a bioethics fellowship at the UM Medical Center to better understand the health care system. She then conducted ethnographic research examining health networks at a community health center in Clarksdale for her honors thesis. After graduation Emma attended the London School of Economics for a masters in international health policy, then worked with the Center for Obesity Research at the UM Medical Center. Her research on the overlap of nutrition policy, trade policy, development, gender and race fuels her current interest in rising obesity trends. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in health policy or development after teaching and travel in Asia.