Engage in Interdisciplinary Explorations
The Liberal Studies major provides students the unique opportunity to pursue their academic passion through many interdisciplinary pathways. You can choose from thematic concentrations or you can Design Your Own major, based on your academic interests and career goals.
Culture Religion & Society
Students with a Culture, Religion and Society Concentration select a minimum of 27 hours from courses in African Studies, Anthropology, Arts, Black Studies, English, Geography, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Women’s Studies, with nine of those hours in each of two separate disciplines.
A student can choose to pursue a Culture, Religion and Society track within the Liberal Studies major at any time in her/his college career, although students are advised to declare their major early in order to ensure a timely completion of their degree program.
Students with an Environmental Justice Concentration select 21 hours in courses in Environmental Health, Public Health, Environment and Society, and Food Studies.
Students with a European Studies Concentration select three hours in the Fine Arts; a maximum of nine hours in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish or Philosophy; and a maximum of nine hours in History or Political Science.
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Students with a Gender and Sexuality Concentration select 24 hours in courses in Women’s Studies, Kinesiology, Psychology and Sociology.
Students with a Global Studies Concentration take nine hours in the Humanities, nine hours in the Social Sciences and six hours in the Fine Arts. Additionally, students are required to take at least one course addressing issues in each of the following regions: South and Central America; Africa; and Asia.
The Liberal Studies Individualized Concentration is open by admission only.
Race and Social Justice Concentration
Students with a Race and Social Justice Concentration select 9 hours in courses in Humanities, History/Social Sciences and additional courses covering specialized topics.
Key Benefits of this Degree
- Customize your experience by designing your own major within our program.
- Pair your education with our extensive list of unique minors such as Black Studies, International Studies, Philosophy, Urban Studies, Women's Studies and more.
- Engage in Internship Opportunities that lead to post graduate success. Listen to how an internship helped one of our former students in pursuing a Graphic Design degree.
- Pursue a professional degree or head into professional school upon graduation.
What can my career look like with this degree?
Strengthening the LGBTQ+ Community
GC Pride Alliance President and senior Shiloh Allen is double majoring in philosophy and liberal studies with a concentration in gender and sexuality. They are helping to educate the LGBTQ+ community at Georgia College.
Career Paths for Liberal Studies Majors
- Liberal Studies prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including Internationally. Kelley Van Roy taught English in Japan and studied in the UK, and currently works in London.
- The Liberal Studies program encourages students to engage in Internship Opportunities that lead to post graduate success. Sydney Saxon speaks about how an internship helped in pursuing a Graphic Design degree.
- The coursework and Internship activities help Liberal Studies major helps students find their true calling. Kelsey Stone speaks about her path to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
- Students have gone on to pursue professional degrees. Matana Williams speaks about pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy.
- The ability to pursue the academic study of Religion allows students to attend Theological Seminary. Courtney Henry, who is attending Columbia Theological Seminary speaks about why she chose Liberal Studies.
- The Liberal Studies major helps student pursue activism relation to Social Justice. Learn more from Sachen Pillay.