What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program extends students’ breadth of learning across multiple disciplines and develops their competencies in critical thinking, written and oral communication, problem solving, and collaboration. Through the selection of two cognate areas and the completion of two advanced Liberal Studies courses, students marshal their breadth of learning and competencies to address real-world challenges.

Program Requirements

Liberal Studies majors will choose two Cognate areas. The Cognate that the student chooses for Cognate 1, which has a greater number of hours than Cognate 2, will determine whether the student pursues a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

Cognate 1

(21 credit hours)

Take a minimum of 21 credit hours in at least two separate disciplines (with different subject codes) within the cognate.

At least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above.

Courses cannot double count in Cognate 1 and 2.

Course cannot double count in Cognates and the Miami Plan.

Some service courses and physical education courses do not count toward Cognates.

Cognate 2

(15 credit hours)

Take a minimum of 15 credit hours in at least two separate disciplines (with different subject codes) within the cognate.

At least 6 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above.

Courses cannot double count in Cognate 1 and 2.

Course cannot double count in Cognates and the Miami Plan.

Some service courses and physical education courses do not count toward Cognates.

Bachelor of Arts

Students completing one of the following primary cognates will earn a Bachelor of Arts:

  • Creative Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences

Course List

Code Title Credit Hours

Required Courses

LST 302 Principles of Liberal Studies 3

LST 402 Capstone in Liberal Studies 3

Total Credit Hours 6

Bachelor of Science

Students completing one of the following primary cognates will earn a Bachelor of Science:

  • Business
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Education, Health and Society
  • Professional Studies and Applied Sciences

Course List

Code Title Credit Hours

Required Courses

LST 302 Principles of Liberal Studies 3

LST 402 Capstone in Liberal Studies 3

Total Credit Hours 6

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,675.60 per year
USD $8,837.80 (fall/spring semester) for less than 12 credit hours;

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

5 January 2022, 1 August 2022

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

Voice of America Learning Center

7847 VOA Park Dr,

WEST CHESTER,

Ohio,

45069, United States

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,675.60 per year
USD $8,837.80 (fall/spring semester) for less than 12 credit hours;

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

5 January 2022, 1 August 2022

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

Hamilton Campus

1601 University Blvd,

HAMILTON,

Ohio,

45011, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for graduate study must have earned at least a 4-year U.S. equivalent Baccalaureate degree. Typically, 16 years of schooling with four years of full-time study at the university level, culminating with the award of a first or second degree; A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater.

For international students

Completion of formal secondary education in a pre-university curriculum

This education must culminate in the award of a diploma or the issuance of a leaving certificate or matriculation certificate generally recognized as the educational qualification necessary for admission to higher studies.

Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all program requirements.

English Language Requirements:

To be considered for direct admission into an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree program at Miami University, international students whose native language is not English should have earned the following minimum scores:

TOEFL

Internet-based: 80

Paper-based: 550

IELTS (and IELTS Indicator) - Overall band: 6.5

Duolingo English Test - Overall score: 110

PTE Academic - Overall Score: 53

Application deadline: Aug/01 for fall; Jan/05 for spring.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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