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Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Programs of Study

Liberty University's educational philosophy is based on the integration of fundamental Christian beliefs and the liberal arts tradition.

Our programs are designed to prepare students to assume leadership roles in society.

 

Academic Programs

At the undergraduate level, Liberty University defines a degree program as a major.  Concentrations and cognates within given majors are listed under the major.  Liberty University defines a Concentration as a specific grouping of 18 or more credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program.  A Cognate/Specialization is defined as a specific grouping of 9 to 17 credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program.

The requirements for graduation for all undergraduate programs are listed in this Catalog and on Degree Completion Plans (DCP) which can be accessed at http://www.liberty.edu/dcps.

A course planning schedule is provided in order for students to plan their classes for upcoming semesters. The planning schedule presents every class offered and the terms where it is scheduled to be taught.  This schedule is sorted alphabetically by class. You can find the course planning schedule by viewing the last page in the degree completion plan links.

Undergraduate students declare a major when they are accepted to Liberty.  They may process a change of major at any time following matriculation through the College of Applied Studies and Academic Success (CASAS). Exceptions are majors which require acceptance into the program, i.e., Athletic Training, Education, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing majors.

A complete listing of the majors and minors offered at Liberty follows. Concentrations and cognates within given majors are listed under the major.  Liberty University defines a Concentration as a specific grouping of 18 or more credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program.  A Cognate is defined as a specific grouping of 9 to 17 credit hours that may be offered within the requirements for an Undergraduate Major or Graduate Program. 

Unless published in this Catalog, no other undergraduate degree programs or major and minor fields can be offered by Liberty and students must be aware that Liberty has no responsibility to offer any degree program, major, or minor unless such information is found in this publication.  At least 50% of the semester hours in the major for any program of study or minor must be earned at Liberty University with the exception of the A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies.


To view Academic Programs choose the appropriate school or college and programs offered in the school will appear below. Please note: (O) indicates the program is available Online; (R) indicates the program is available Residentially; * indicates that the program is available for Teacher Licensure.

Teacher Licensure

Liberty University offers teacher licensure programs which are approved by the State of Virginia Department of Education.

Those who enter the teacher licensure program must complete the academic major, be subject to the same general education requirements as all other students, and complete academic and practicum experiences related to professional teacher training.

Those wishing to pursue teacher-related programs should seek information from the Teacher Licensure Office in the School of Education. Licensure information is also available at http://www.liberty.edu/uguide.


Course Identification

Each course is identified by a four-letter prefix and a three digit number. The letters represent the academic area. The first digit will be 1, 2, 3, or 4 to indicate that the course is a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior level course, respectively. Graduate course numbers begin with 5 and above.

COURSE PREFIXES

A full list of course prefixes can be found under the course search on the Courses of Instruction - Undergraduate Programs webpage.



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