of Social Sciences
The Bachelor of Liberal Studies, offered through the
College of Liberal Arts, allows students the opportunity
to tailor their primary and secondary concentrations
to meet their specific needs, whether these needs involve
promotions at current jobs, new careers, graduate study,
or personal fulfillment.
Areas of concentration can include but are not limited
to technology, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy,
behavioral sciences, communication, business, organizational
leadership and supervision, and natural sciences. Students
may also transfer credits from other accredited institutions
toward the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree requirements,
making the plan of study even more unique. Students
may transfer, for example, courses in paralegal studies,
criminal justice, interior design, medical assisting
– just to name a few.
Graduates have gone to medical school and law school;
have completed graduate programs in such areas as Business
Administration and Social Work, Public Affairs, Landscape
Architecture, and Communication; and are currently working
as licensed clinical social workers, certified public
accountants, and pastoral counselors.
A number of BLS graduates have completed Transition
to Teaching programs and are currently teaching in area
elementary schools and high schools.
Liberal Studies General Course Requirements
- English Composition
- Speech Communication
- Natural Science
- Western Heritage/Social Ethics/ Individual &
- United States Tradition
- Other Cultures/Global Awareness
- Aesthetic Awareness
- Race/Ethnic Diversity
- Gender Issues
- Concept Development
- Foreign Languages or Statistics and Computers
Primary area of study
A minimum of 30 credits is required (ordinarily distributed
among three or more departments) taken beyond the core.
The primary area of study must be agreed upon by the
student and the academic advisor. The primary areas
of study include but are not limited to:
- Humanities: creative arts, foreign literature, literature,
- Social and behavioral sciences: economics, political
science, psychology, sociology.
- Natural science and mathematics: biology, chemistry,
- Various technology and interdisciplinary areas.
Secondary area of study
A minimum of 21 credit hours distributed among two
or more disciplines, distinct from the Primary Area.
Secondary areas are often used by students to complete
one of PNC's many minors now offered, including Spanish,
communication, human resources, English, and others.
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