The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program is built for students with a deep interest in social justice, human rights and cultural awareness. This customizable degree program empowers you with a holistic understanding of the world and your place in it so that you can use your knowledge to effect positive change on a practical level.
We designed the program to give you the freedom to create your own course of study. Seventy percent of the program is elective courses, distributed into three domains:
As you engage with ideas from around the globe, you will learn to improve your reasoning and problem-solving skills, expand your appreciation of cultural diversity, develop a deeper self-understanding through personal reflection and build a portfolio of experiences that will enable you to become an engaged community member.
The interdisciplinary coursework provided by the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program will equip you with a well-rounded skill set that can apply to almost any field or industry. Our graduates are influencers in health care, education, business, government and more.
The program is also an effective springboard for pursuing a graduate degree in the field you’re interested in. Many of our students come into the program open to an eclectic array of knowledge, then graduate having gained a focus-driven sense of purpose and direction in their fields.
At Hilbert College, we’re dedicated to providing an educational experience that best suits your unique needs. That’s why our flexible liberal studies degree program options allow you to earn your degree on-campus or online.
The liberal studies degree will help you determine what’s truly important to you and how you can incorporate those passions into your career. On completion of the degree, you can qualify to compete for a variety of careers such as:
*Salary information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Liberal Studies Department
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The median salary for Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies degree holders is around $66,000 per year, according to Payscale.
Liberal studies majors that can demonstrate problem-solving skills, multicultural competencies and creativity are in high demand among employers. These graduates are prepared for a wide variety of academic and professional paths.
At Hilbert College, our graduates are bold enough to amplify goodness in the world. We prioritize a sense of service, compassion and integrity in everything we do, resulting in a tight-knit community of impassioned graduates devoted to using their education and careers to actualize the changes they’ve dreamed of. And we offer students the skills, support and direction to do it.
Our experienced, industry-savvy faculty members deliver a career-focused curriculum while encouraging students to focus on the goal of improving the world around them. With our commitment to a global perspective, Hilbert graduates can feel confident they’ve developed universally applicable skills that can work just about anywhere—and more than 90% of them report positive career outcomes.
Nobody makes meaningful, lasting change on their own; they need the support of a community behind them—and they can find it at Hilbert.
The liberal studies major offers students the opportunity to build an individualized and interdisciplinary course of study that focuses on developing the critical skills necessary for analyzing complex information from multiple sources. Students are required to complete 120 credits, distributed in the following manner: the Hilbert Blueprint sequence, one course in public speaking, two courses in English, one course in religious studies, five major courses, six general education courses and 22 electives from the liberal arts major and general electives.
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To help you focus on your career choice, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities. Students can arrange semester-long internships, either at local organizations and agencies or outside the region in places such as Albany, New York, or Washington, D.C.
These types of internships for college credit supply invaluable real-world experience and networking opportunities with working professionals.
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