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Liberal Arts
The Liberal Arts major permits a student to design an individual course of study by combining courses selected from the offerings of two disciplines.  Because of the
individual nature of this program, students who apply for admission to it are expected:

1. to design a focused major proposal which clearly relates to their future goals; and
2. to give evidence of exceptional maturity by their willingness to refine and develop their proposals through open-ended discussion with appropriate members of the
College faculty, particularly the Liberal Arts advisor, and their faculty advisors in the two areas they propose to combine.

A total of 36 credits, 18 from each of two areas, is required for this major.  No more than six credits at introductory level are permitted in each area.  The College does not approve combining this major with a program leading to certification in secondary education. A student who desires to design a Liberal Arts major must complete the application procedures no later than the completion of his or her Sophomore year.

Transfer students may apply for this major. They are expected to complete at least nine Mount Saint Vincent credits in each of the two areas selected.

During the discussion of the student’s proposal, the Chairperson/ Director establishes minimum departmental requirements, designates appropriate introductory courses, determines general guidelines, and may make specific recommendations concerning upper-division courses.

When the appropriate faculty have signified their approval of the student’s proposal, the student brings the proposal to the Liberal Arts advisor who, after reviewing it and, if deeming it necessary, making additional recommendations, completes the applicationprocedure by signing the proposal and registering the student as a Liberal Arts major.

At each subsequent registration period, students following individual Liberal Arts programs are required to present both their approved application and their semester’s program card when seeking their faculty advisor’s signature.

Internships: A variety of interesting internship opportunities are open to students with a
Liberal Arts major reflecting one or both major areas of interest.