Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Science

Program Philosophy and Objectives

This baccalaureate degree is intended for transfer students who have taken courses at several schools and now desire to maximize their prior course work in a degree completion program. All students must have a minimum of 30 transferable college credits from outside Wilmington University to enter this program. Graduates of the Wilmington University Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies may also enroll in this program.

All general University policies concerning the requirements for a bachelor’s degree will apply. Students entering the program are required to obtain the approval of an Academic Advisor.


Students are encouraged to pursue a concentration of courses in an area of interest or select one of the several available minors offered by Wilmington University. The College of Arts and Sciences provides minors in art, drama, math, science, literature, and history. These minors range from 15-20 credits, and individual courses may require pre-requisites. More information about these minors can be found under the College of Arts and Sciences Minors section of the program guide. Students wishing to pursue a minor or learn about other minors offered by Wilmington University should contact the Student Academic Advising and Success Center.

Program Competencies

Upon completion of the program, each graduating student will:

  1. Speak with confidence, clarity, and conciseness.
  2. Research, prepare, and deliver professional presentations.
  3. Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar: mechanics (punctuation) and usage (sentence structure and vocabulary).
  4. Correctly and ethically present scholarly writings using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) or other style as required by the College of Arts and Sciences.
  5. Exercise critical thinking strategies, including scientific and quantitative reasoning, problem solving, analysis and evaluation.
  6. Access, use, and evaluate information effectively and appropriately.
  7. Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.
  8. Apply legal and ethical principles.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.