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Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Science in liberal studies is a unique program for unique individuals – students with a deep interest in such principles as justice, freedom, well-being and human rights who want to use their knowledge to affect positive change in the lives of people and their communities.

Working with an adviser, you’ll tailor your own course of study, choosing from an interdisciplinary curriculum that fuses together courses in economics, political science, philosophy, history, geography and sociology.

As you move through this broad-based liberal arts program, you’ll explore possible career paths in law, government, regional planning, education and other fields.

To help you determine and pursue your career choice, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities. Students may arrange semester-long internships, either at local organizations and agencies or outside the region in places such as Albany or Washington, D.C.

Internships, for which you receive college credit, provide invaluable real-world experience and networking opportunities with working professionals. 

You’ll acquire a unique skill set

This professional training combined with the critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills acquired through wide-ranging liberal arts courses prepares students to enter the marketplace or to continue studies in graduate school.

The objective of the liberal studies program is to help students develop and refine their commitment to pursuing lives governed by respect, integrity and compassion. You will explore the historical and contemporary impact on society of such factors as race, gender, class and power.

We aim to develop clear, independent thinkers who can use various modes of inquiry and analysis to solve problems and affect positive change.

Why Liberal Studies at Hilbert?
  • personalized attention from professors with real-world experience and in classes with a student/teacher ratio of 14-to-1.
  • day, evening and online courses to accommodate busy schedules.
  • the opportunity to minor in more than a dozen academic areas
92.4% Positive Career Outcomes
12-to-1 Student to faculty ratio