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Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science

(Students who plan to transfer a completed Associate's degree should review the Liberal Studies Completion Degree information below.)

Program Philosophy and Objectives

The Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science degree provides an opportunity for individuals who have earned 30-90 college credits at other institutions to complete a baccalaureate degree that prepares them for employment promotions or a new career, and will even prepare them for a graduate education. Students must transfer in a minimum of 30 credits to be eligible for the Liberal Studies Bachelor's degree program.

Electives/Minors

Students who have free electives remaining after their transfer credits have been evaluated are encouraged to pursue a concentration of courses in an area of interest by selecting from numerous minors and/or certificates offered by Wilmington University. Individual courses in minors and certificates may have required pre-requisites. More information about minors and certificates can be found here. Students wishing to pursue a minor or certificate offered by Wilmington University should meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss their options and create an educational plan.

Program Competencies

In addition to the University’s undergraduate graduation competencies (aligned with NACE* Career Readiness skills), students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities related to:

Technology Fluency

Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.

Social Responsibility

Demonstrate an increase in personal commitment to, and understanding of, one's role in a global society.

 

*National Association of Colleges and Employers. To learn more about career readiness, please visit:
https://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined


Curriculum

The program design consists of two parts: 21 Liberal Studies requirements and 19 elective courses. The General Education courses provide a well-rounded academic foundation. Students are strongly encouraged to select from a variety of certificates and/or minors to complete their free electives requirements.

Liberal Studies Core Requirements (21 credits)

A minimum passing grade of "C" is required for all core courses, except MAT 308 which requires a minimum passing grade of "C-."

CAS 440 Cooperative Education for Arts & Sciences

CAS 441 Cooperative Education for Arts & Sciences

CAS 495 Senior Seminar

FIN 101 Financial Literacy

History Elective

MAT 308 Inferential Statistics

POL 300 American Politics


General Education Requirements (42 credits)

A minimum passing grade of "C" is required for ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 131, ENG 310, and MAT 205.

CTA 206 Computer Applications

OR

CTA 210 Intro to Technology

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

ENG 310 Research Writing

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PHI 300 Ethics for Life

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

ECO Economics Elective

See Program Requirements

Natural Science Elective

Humanities Elective - 6 credits


Select 2 Humanities courses from the following:

ART, BBM 319, COM 245, CUL, DRA, DSN 110, ENG 360, ETN, HIS 230, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, TEC 215, VFP 311, VFP 312, VFP 313

Electives/Minors (57 credits)

The Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree Program requires a minimum of six credits of Cooperative Education. Up to 15 Cooperative Education credits may be earned.

Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science Completion Degree

What is a Completion Degree?

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate's degree at an accredited institution. (Students who have not completed an associate's degree should return to the full Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science degree information, or the Liberal Studies, Associate of Arts degree information.) Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.

Program Philosophy and Objectives

The Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science Completion degree provides an opportunity for individuals who have earned an associate's degree from an accredited institution to complete a baccalaureate degree that prepares them for employment promotions or a new career, and will even prepare them for a graduate education.

Electives/Minors

Students who have free electives remaining after their transfer credits have been evaluated are expected to select one or more of the following:

  1. a concentration of related courses to complete the Liberal Studies Core
  2. work-integrated learning to fulfill a portion of the remaining credits
  3. a minor or certificate program

Individual courses in minors and certificates may have required pre-requisites. More information about minors and certificates can be found by clicking here. Students should discuss their options and create an academic plan with an academic advisor.

Program Competencies

In addition to the University’s undergraduate graduation competencies (aligned with NACE* Career Readiness skills), students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities related to:

Technology Fluency

Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.

Social Responsibility

Demonstrate an increase in personal commitment to, and understanding of, one's role in a global society.

 

*National Association of Colleges and Employers. To learn more about career readiness, please visit:
https://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined

Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science Completion Degree Requirements

Core courses in the completion degree require a minimum passing grade of a "C," except MAT 308 which requires a minimum passing grade of "C-."

CAS 495 Senior Seminar

ENG 310 Research Writing

MAT 308 Inferential Statistics

CAS 440 Cooperative Education for Arts & Sciences

PHI 300 Ethics for Life

POL 300 American Politics

History Elective

Natural Science Elective

Free Electives as needed to meet 120 credits

The following courses or their equivalents are pre-requisites to the Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science Completion Degree program. If you have transfer credits that do not include equivalents to the classes below, you are expected to complete them prior to taking the core course for which they are pre-requisites:

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Math

Students with free electives remaining are strongly encouraged to select a concentration of related courses to complete the Liberal Studies Core. Other options include work-integrated learning, and completing a minor or certificate program. Students should discuss their options with an academic advisor.

Students whose Associate's degrees total fewer than 75 credits should complete their coursework with Wilmington University electives. Please see your academic advisor for assistance in selecting appropriate courses.



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.