Graduate Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences
2015-2016

Please refer to the Liberal Arts and Sciences graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires a minimum of an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.25.

Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in African American Studies to complete their undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the African American Studies major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A 1–2 page personal statement that explains the applicant’s larger personal career goals and how the MLAS degree will further those objectives,
  • An academic paper of at least 5–10 pages that demonstrates an ability to develop a thesis and make a sustained, well-researched argument,
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.A. African American Studies/MLAS integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in African American Studies and the Master’s of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree: AAS 420G/B, AAS 444G/B, AAS 445G/B, AAS 466G/B, AAS 481G/B, AAS 483G/B, AAS 488G/B, AAS 491G/B (3 s.h. max), AAS 494G/B, AAS 501B, AAS 502B, AAS 571B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

LAS 501 Tradition and Change: Focus on the History and Philosophy of the Sciences (3)

LAS 502 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Social Sciences (3)

LAS 503 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Humanities (3)

II. Electives: 18 s.h.

Any College of Arts and Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and/or directed electives approved by the Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No more than 3 credits of electives may be independent work. No more than 9 s.h. of bridge courses in AAS may count toward both the B.A. in African American Studies and the MLAS.

III. Select one of the following exit options: 6 s.h.

A.Thesis

LAS 667 Thesis (6)

B.Internship

LAS 695 Internship Preparation (3)
LAS 696 Internship (3)

C. Applied Project

LAS 699 Applied Project (6)

Total Program: 33 s.h.

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages & Cultures/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages & Cultures/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Foreign Languages & Cultures to complete their undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the Foreign Languages & Cultures major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A 1–2 page personal statement that explains the applicant’s larger personal career goals and how the MLAS degree will further those objectives,
  • An academic paper of at least 5–10 pages that demonstrates an ability to develop a thesis and make a sustained, well-researched argument,
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.A. Foreign Languages & Cultures/MLAS integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in Foreign Languages & Cultures and the Master’s of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree: F L 450G/B (3 s.h. max), FR 438G/B, SPAN 401G/B, SPAN 402G/B, SPAN 408G/B, SPAN 409G/B, SPAN 449G/B, SPAN 452G/B, SPAN 453G/B, SPAN 454G/B, SPAN 456G/B, SPAN 457G/B, SPAN 460G/B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

LAS 501 Tradition and Change: Focus on the History and Philosophy of the Sciences (3)
LAS 502 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Social Sciences (3)
LAS 503 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Humanities (3)

II. Electives: 18 s.h.

Any College of Arts and Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and/or directed electives approved by the Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No more than 3 credits of electives may be independent work. No more than 9 s.h. of bridge courses in F L, FR, SPAN may count toward both the B.A. in Foreign Languages and Cultures and the MLAS.

III. Select one of the following exit options: 6 s.h.

A. Thesis

LAS 667 Thesis (6)

B. Internship

LAS 695 Internship Preparation (3)
LAS 696 Internship (3)

C. Applied Project

LAS 699 Applied Project (6)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Philosophy to complete their undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the Philosophy major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A 1–2 page personal statement that explains the applicant’s larger personal career goals and how the MLAS degree will further those objectives,
  • An academic paper of at least 5–10 pages that demonstrates an ability to develop a thesis and make a sustained, well-researched argument,
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.A. Philosophy/MLAS integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in Philosophy and the Master’s of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree: PHIL 400G/B, PHIL 405G/B, PHIL 415G/B, PHIL 420G/B, PHIL 425G/B, PHIL 440G/B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

LAS 501 Tradition and Change: Focus on the History and Philosophy of the Sciences (3)
LAS 502 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Social Sciences (3)
LAS 503 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Humanities (3)

II. Electives: 18 s.h.

Any College of Arts and Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and/or directed electives approved by the Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No more than 3 credits of electives may be independent work. No more than 9 s.h. of bridge courses in PHIL may count toward both the B.A. in Philosophy and the MLAS.

III. Select one of the following exit options: 6 s.h.

A. Thesis

LAS 667 Thesis (6)

B. Internship

LAS 695 Internship Preparation (3)
LAS 696 Internship (3)

C. Applied Project

LAS 699 Applied Project (6)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Religious Studies to complete their undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the Religious Studies major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A 1–2 page personal statement that explains the applicant’s larger personal career goals and how the MLAS degree will further those objectives,
  • An academic paper of at least 5–10 pages that demonstrates an ability to develop a thesis and make a sustained, well-researched argument,
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.A. Religious Studies/MLAS integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and the Master’s of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree: REL 405G/B, REL 451G/B, REL 452 G/B, REL 456G/B, REL 457G/B, REL 458G/B, REL 464G/B, REL 492G/B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

LAS 501 Tradition and Change: Focus on the History and Philosophy of the Sciences (3)
LAS 502 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Social Sciences (3)
LAS 503 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Humanities (3)

II. Electives: 18 s.h.

Any College of Arts and Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and/or directed electives approved by the Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No more than 3 credits of electives may be independent work. No more than 9 s.h. of bridge courses in REL may count toward both the B.A. in Religious Studies and the MLAS.

III. Select one of the following exit options: 6 s.h.

A. Thesis

LAS 667 Thesis (6)

B. Internship

LAS 695 Internship Preparation (3)
LAS 696 Internship (3)

C. Applied Project

LAS 699 Applied Project (6)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Women’s Studies to complete their undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the Women’s Studies major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A 1–2 page personal statement that explains the applicant’s larger personal career goals and how the MLAS degree will further those objectives,
  • An academic paper of at least 5–10 pages that demonstrates an ability to develop a thesis and make a sustained, well-researched argument,
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the B.A. Women’s Studies/MLAS integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge courses in both the undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and the Master’s of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree: WS 405G/B, WS 410G/B, WS 420G/B, WS 430G/B, WS 433G/B, WS 435G/B, WS 494G/B, WS 501B, WS 505B, WS 508B, WS 571B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

LAS 501 Tradition and Change: Focus on the History and Philosophy of the Sciences (3)
LAS 502 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Social Sciences (3)
LAS 503 Tradition and Change: Focus on the Humanities (3)

II. Electives: 18 s.h.

Any College of Arts and Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and/or directed electives approved by the Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No more than 3 credits of electives may be independent work. No more than 9 s.h. of bridge courses in WS may count toward both the B.A. in Women’s Studies and the MLAS.

III. Select one of the following exit options: 6 s.h.

A. Thesis

LAS 667 Thesis (6)

B. Internship

LAS 695 Internship Preparation (3)
LAS 696 Internship (3)

C. Applied Project

LAS 699 Applied Project (6)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (MLAS) integrated degree program allows eligible students majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in a five year period.

Requirements for Enrollment

Admission into the integrated program in Liberal Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum of an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.25 in the Liberal Arts and Sciences major,
  • A School of Graduate Studies application form,
  • Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended,
  • A 1–2 page personal statement that explains the applicant’s larger personal career goals and how the MLAS degree will further those objectives,
  • An academic paper of at least 5–10 pages that demonstrates an ability to develop a thesis and make a sustained, well-researched argument,
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation

Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program may use up to 9 s.h. of the following bridge (“B”) courses to satisfy both the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree and the Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree: LAS 495G/B, LAS 501B, LAS 502B, LAS 503B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, these courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.

LAS 501/501B Tradition and Change: Focus on the History and Philosophy of the Sciences (3)
LAS 502/502B Tradition and Change: Focus on the Social Sciences (3)
LAS 503/503B Tradition and Change: Focus on the Humanities (3)

II. Electives: 18 s.h.

Any College of Arts and Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and/or directed electives approved by the Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No more than 3 credits of electives may be independent work.

III. Select one of the following exit options: 6 s.h.

A. Thesis

LAS 667 Thesis (6)

B. Internship

LAS 695 Internship Preparation (3)
LAS 696 Internship (3)

C. Applied Project

LAS 699 Applied Project (6)

TOTAL PROGRAM: 33 s.h.