Liberal Studies

West Chester University

Dr. Alice Speh, Program Director, Liberal Studies
Main Hall Room 150 & 151
610-436-2327
for appointments call Liz Calderaro
610-436-1096


How do I know if Liberal Studies is right for me?

Good question!

If you can answer "yes" to some of the following questions, then Liberal Studies might just be the major for you.

  • Are you interested in a broad-based, interdisciplinary education?
  • Do you seek the flexibility to design your own educational experience?
  • Do you have at least 30 and less than 80 credit hours (including transfer credit)?
  • Do your plans for the future include a professional program which requires certain prerequisites but no traditional major (a few examples include law and medical school, chiropractic training, physical therapy)?
  • Do your interests run toward subjects in the arts and sciences (most traditional academic subjects, such as art, biology, economics, foreign languages, history, physics, etc.) rather than professional disciplines (business, education, health)?

Students in both the B.A. Arts & Sciences track and the B.S. in Math and Science distribute their coursework among a variety of subjects. The programs also include 20 to 30 hours of upper-division electives. Within this framework, you can create an individualized curriculum suited to your interests and career goals. Here are a few of the possibilities:

  • A student planning a career in art therapy might combine a minor in studio art with a second minor in early childhood or special education
  • If international affairs is your cup of tea, you might combine minors in foreign language and international business
  • B.S. track students working toward admission to Physician's Assistant programs might complete the necessary prerequisite courses, and minor in both biology and psychology
  • Coursework in economics and a minor in Business and Technical writing would be a real plus for a future business reporter

Intrigued? Drop an email to Alice J. Speh or phone her at 610-436-1096. We look forward to talking with you.