Department of Liberal Studies

What is Liberal Studies?

The Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts degree is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that is offered in traditional and nontraditional formats. Students can earn the B.A. degree by attending traditional classes between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by taking evening and online classes. The major offers a variety of options that will complement your professional and career goals and your busy lifestyle. If you would like to combine different interests into a single degree program, then Liberal Studies is for you. Tailored to meet your unique needs, this degree enables students to explore many disciplines and career areas.

The Liberal Studies major is designed to prepare students for employment, civic participation and life-long learning in a complex national and global environment. A 2.0 GPA is required for admission to the major. A Liberal Studies B.A. degree requires students to complete 124 credit hours in designated areas of competency, including 24 hours of Concentration Studies. A minimum of a "C" is required for all Concentration, Related Elective, English 101 and History 206 and 207 courses.

The program seeks to provide students with a solid interdisciplinary liberal arts education. The student is guaranteed a breadth of academic experience, as well as depth in a concentration field. The broad-based interdisciplinary nature of Liberal Studies provides the knowledge base, communication skills and analytical skills appropriate to graduate and professional school programs and careers education, health services, industry, the nonprofit sector and the local, national and federal government.

Currently, Liberal Studies offers eight concentrations:

  • African-American Studies
  • Cultural Change and Social Development
  • Dance
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • Pre-Law
  • Race, Class, and Culture
  • Women's Studies

The interdisciplinary feature of each of these concentrations allows students to tailor a degree that meets their educational and career goals. It is particularly helpful to traditional students who wish to change their major and nontraditional students who are returning to college after a break for family or career pursuits.

Please browse the website for more details on each of these concentrations. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Chairperson of Liberal Studies, Dr. Regina Williams (rmwilli1@ncat.edu) or the Administrative Support Associate, Ms. Mary F. Fuller (mffuller

@ncat.edu), at 336-256-2165 or visit the Liberal Studies office in A-455 General Classroom Building.

Degrees Offered

  • LIBERAL STUDIES (INTERDISCIPLINARY) - BACHELOR OF ARTS
  • LIBERAL STUDIES (PRE-LAW)  - BACHELOR OF ARTS
  • LIBERAL STUDIES (WOMEN'S STUDIES) - BACHELOR OF ARTS
  • LIBERAL STUDIES (RACE, CLASS & CULTURE) - BACHELOR OF ARTS
  • LIBERAL STUDIES (INTERNATIONAL STUDIES) - BACHELOR OF ARTS