This popular program combines a classic liberal arts education with today’s need for flexibility and practical skills. The program is especially attractive to adults and workplace professionals who have some college credits and want an interdisciplinary program, and to students who wish to prepare for specialized careers for which there are no specific academic majors available.
Students must have a GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for entrance into this major. Both transfer students and students who are doing a change of major must have fewer than 91 credits to be considered for entrance to Letters, Arts and Sciences. Students may earn this degree through any combination of day and evening classes, online study, or individual independent study with a professor. Students may not duplicate existing majors from any academic area. All students work with the coordinator to formulate a proposal designing a program that meets their education and career goals. Students may follow a study track in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or liberal studies.
Core skills developed while majoring in Letters, Arts, and Sciences include:
- Research proficiency
- Critical thinking
- Application of theory
- Communications skills
Internships and Research
Students majoring in LAS can apply their knowledge through up to six credits of internship experience. The Greater Philadelphia region offers a wealth of opportunities for workplace experience. Possible internship fields include:
- Health Care
Complementary Minors and Certificates
Students who minor in one of the following disciplines find a strong overlap or complement to Letters, Arts, and Sciences:
- American Studies
- Civic Community Engagement
- Environmental Inquiry
- International Studies
(Additional minors and certificate program are also available.)
Graduation and Beyond
Graduates find positions in a variety of fields, including:
- Digital Media
- Environmental Science
- Health Care
Many graduates also choose to complete a degree at the master’s or doctorate level.