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Liberal Studies, B.A.

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The Liberal Studies program at Worcester State University provides students a flexible, customized alternative to existing programs of study while fostering academic excellence in interdisciplinary learning. Liberal Studies majors may earn either the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science degree.

About

The Liberal Studies program at Worcester State University prepares students for life after college through a broad-based liberal arts education and the fulfillment of these overarching learning outcomes: interdisciplinary learning; career development; entrepreneurship and self-advocacy; and engaged citizenship.

The Liberal Studies major serves incoming first-year students who have a clear sense of their academic goals and want to craft their own major of study; transfer students who want to maximize the use of previously earned credits by designing their own major; students who have not selected a major of study or who decide not to complete their initial intended major; and adult students who may already be working in their desired field but seek a degree completion program.

Opportunities

On campus, you’ll find:

  • Student involvement and leadership. Choose from more than 30 different cultural, social, and academic clubs and organizations.
  • Leadership development programs. We offer many opportunities to get involved and develop your leadership skills.
  • Healthy, hearty food. You’ll have campus dining options to suit every taste, from cafés to food courts to an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.
  • Lancer athletics. Our men’s and women’s teams compete in NCAA Division III, and we also have 10 intramural sports.
  • Student services. Extensive resources include academics and career services, commuter, disability, counseling, and wellness services, campus ministry, and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Minors Available at Worcester State University
  • Art Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • Business Administration Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Communication Education Minor
  • Communication Minor
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor
  • Composition and Music Technology Minor

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Application for Undergraduate Admissions and $50 fee.
  • International Information Packet
  • Official high school transcript or national exam scores
  • Notarized translation is needed if your transcripts/documents are not in English.
  • Official evaluation of high school transcript
  • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, DAAD, EIKEN, or iTEP Score Report if education was in a language other than English 
  • SAT or ACT Score Report 
  • Original bank letter or statement verifying sponsor's financial information  
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16241 USD/year
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  • National

    10646 USD/year
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  • In-State

    10161 USD/year
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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