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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies-Humanities, B.A.

Liberal Studies-Humanities 15-week and 7-week Online and Traditional Live Format

This major has been developed to be offered in both a traditional live format as well as in an online format.

Finishing a degree is challenging. Work and family commitments often make it difficult to maintain steady progress toward a degree. Courses may be offered in the traditional 15-week fall and spring semesters in addition to some course availability in 7-week sessions. USM’s 7-week online format offers students both the convenience of taking classes online and the opportunity to focus on one course at a time. Students can make steady progress while taking one course per session. If life interrupts a session, the next session is right around the corner. In addition, USM offers a 4-week online winter session, and 4-week and 7-week sessions each summer.

Liberal Studies-Humanities chair: Jason Read (Philosophy/Liberal Studies)

Liberal Studies-Humanities faculty: Libby Bischof (History), Christopher Beam (History), Yishai Cohen (Philosophy/Liberal Studies), Gary Johnson (History), Bud McGrath (English), Julien Murphy (Philosophy/Liberal Studies), Abraham Peck (History), Gerald Peters (English), Seth Rogoff (History), Kate Wininger (Philosophy/Liberal Studies)

Program Requirements

Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree

All students are reminded that, in addition to meeting Departmental requirements for a major leading to a baccalaureate degree, they must also meet the requirements of the University’s Core curriculum.

Major Credit and Grade Policy

Courses to be taken for major credit at other institutions must be approved in advance. Grades of C or better must be achieved in all courses for major or minor credit. Courses taken pass/fail are not acceptable.

Distinction in the Major

Graduating with distinction in the major is granted if the student’s GPA in Liberal Studies-Humanities is at least 3.5 or higher upon completion of all requirements for the major.

Required Courses (36 credit hours)

USM Core Requirements

The USM Core Curriculum is a coherent, integrative, and rigorous liberal education that enables our graduates to be world-minded, intentional, life-long learners and captures your general education degree requirements. 

Please Note: Core requirements may be part of your major and/or minor, and Core may have been fulfilled with transfer credit. Please consult your MaineStreet Degree Progress Report (DPR) and review your degree progress with your Advisor.  For additional information, access the USM Core webpage.