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Liberal Studies, B.S./B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
Students in the Liberal Studies program mark themselves as creative professionals who think outside the box, taking charge of their education and preparing to excel in a world driven by innovation.  Frostburg’s Liberal Studies program allows you to combine any of a variety of areas to meet your academic goals, from graphic design courses to biochemistry labs. 
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Overview

You’ll get to take advantage of the entire length and breadth of FSU’s ample resources and become part of a great student group with your Liberal Studies peers. You’ll graduate from a flexible program that puts the focus on you and how you can get a top-notch education, whatever future you’re preparing for!

Highlights

  • Plan your own curriculum! The Liberal Studies program consists of general education classes over a range of arts and sciences, then courses at intermediate and upper levels in whatever focus area or areas you choose.
  • Get ready for the future with a program that can prepare you for anything. Graduate of FSU’s Liberal Studies program are self-motivated, life-long learners who can work with specialists across a broad spectrum of fields.
  • Become part of an outstanding student body. Liberal Studies is a popular choice for non-traditional students, transfer students and students who challenge what they can do with their undergraduate education.
  • Don’t worry about declaring your major early in your college years. You can declare a Liberal Studies major whenever you’re ready – even in your junior or senior year

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Summary of Requirements for Major in Liberal Studies

Liberal Core

  • 3 hours in communication arts course that focuses on writing or speaking.
  • 18 hours in arts and sciences courses, including a minimum of 3 hours each in arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

Focus Area Requirements

Capstone Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

The University welcomes applications from undergraduate international students who demonstrate university-level language proficiency in English. Frostburg State University international student admission process focuses on three areas: (1) academic qualifications; (2) financial support; and (3) English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Financial aid includes any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment intended to help you meet your education-related expenses. It can come from a variety of federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and universities, including FSU. You must be planning to take six credits or more per semester to qualify. 

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