The program offers three degree tracks designed to suit a wide range of academic and
professional interests. Our site houses information about the B.A. in Liberal Studies,
Arts & Humanities and B.S. in Liberal Studies, Sciences & Mathematics. Please refer
to the Professional Studies website for more information about their program.
The Arts & Humanities curriculum leads to a B.A. degree and is for those of you who
seek a broad-based liberal arts education which allows you to take a wide range of
classes in the arts, sciences, humanities, behavioral and social sciences, foreign
languages, writing, and mathematics. Within the course requirements outlined below,
students must complete at least one minor (usually 18 semester hours) in a department
within the College of Arts and Sciences, or in Political Science, Geography, Economics
The B.S. program in Sciences and Mathematics prepares you for careers that combine
the sciences with liberal arts fields, such as the humanities art, literature, history,
to name a few) or social and behavioral sciences. This is the degree for students
who have a strong interest in science, yet also wish to take courses in non-science
areas. A graduate of the Math and Science program might, for instance, minor in both
biology and technical writing, with plans to become a medical editor in the future.
Within the course requirements outlined below, students must complete at least one
minor in the science of their choice.
Here's how course requirements beyond General Education stack up, for both degree
||Arts & Humanities
||Sciences & Mathematics
|Courses (any level)
|Liberal Studies Electives (300-400 level)
| Free Electives
||Depends on date of entry to WCU
|Minor Requirement: Both tracks must complete at least one minor. B.A. students select
among arts and sciences subjects (as above), and B.S. students will complete a minor
in one of the sciences.
NOTE: Not all WCU minors may be used for the Liberal Studies program. Please contact
an advisor for a list of accepted minors.
|* A math course higher than MAT 103 is required for both degree tracks.
|** Culture Cluster courses are NOT substitutable for foreign language classes in the