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Liberal Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Liberal Studies program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater allows courses of study that are flexible and/or online and is, therefore, a good fit for students whose interests fall outside a discipline-specific major, transfer students, and returning students. The Liberal Studies program helps students contextualize their learning through the lens of liberal education and personal and social responsibility, acquire skills in writing, research, and communication, gain breadth of knowledge in arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, and pursue specialization in a minor or focus area.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of their Liberal Studies program, students will be able to:

  • Think critically, integrate and synthesize knowledge from diverse perspectives and evaluate complex information
  • Make informed ethical and value judgments
  • Understand and explain the value of a liberal education
  • Apply the concepts and methodologies of the liberal arts to understand issues in society and in one's own life
  • Communicate effectively in written form
  • Effectively utilize intellectual and practical skills-- including analytical skills, research methods, and/or computer skills
  • Effectively utilize expression skills-- including communicating creatively, orally, or in a language other than English
  • Demonstrate a base of knowledge from various disciplines-- including arts & humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
  • Demonstrate a base of knowledge about cultures within North America & Europe
  • Demonstrate a base of knowledge about cultures outside North America & Europe

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Liberal Studies
  • Personal & Social Responsibility
  • Writing Skills
  • North American & European Cultural Heritage
  • Society and Identity
  • Global Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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