Summary of Fields of Study

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree program offers one major and two emphases. These are:

  • A major in Liberal Studies with classes meeting solely online. 

  • An emphasis in Leadership Development with classes meeting solely online. 

  • An emphasis in Organizational Administration with classes meeting solely online. 

Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree

Students may complete course work leading to the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with a major in Liberal Studies. In addition to the major, students may also receive an emphasis in Organizational Administration or Leadership Development.

The BLS Degree includes three components: (1) the General Education required course work, (2) course work to satisfy the Liberal Studies major and emphasis coursework, and (3) elective courses to meet minimum graduation requirements.

Transfer of general education course work: The Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program recognizes the Associate of Arts and Science degree from University of Wisconsin System institutions as having satisfied the program’s General Education requirements. Associate degrees from other colleges and universities are evaluated on a course-by-course basis in accordance with UW Oshkosh transfer credit policies.

1. The Goal(s)

Administered by the OCE Division, the BLS degree program is designed especially for the working adult. 

2. The Major(s)

The Liberal Studies major consists of interdisciplinary theme and contemporary issue courses, research seminars and a final capstone seminar, all of which emphasize verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving and critical analysis. See Section V and VI for required course work.

  • The Organizational Administration emphasis consists of cross-disciplinary studies in communications, organizational administration and management, industrial and organizational psychology, quantitative reasoning, business ethics and applied research. See Section V and VI for required course work.

  • The Leadership Development emphasis consists of an interdisciplinary course of study in contemporary issues, along with additional experiences in leadership skills, conflict resolution and public administration applicable in career and community settings.

  • Electives: Students are required to take elective credits to meet the 120-credit minimum for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree. 
3. The Minor(s)
None offered. The BLS degree program does not require completion of a minor. Students may elect to minor in an area of interest outside of the BLS degree program (e.g., Business, English, Environmental Studies, Psychology, etc.). Availability of course work for completion of a minor outside of the BLS degree program is dependent upon departmental offerings for the minor selected.

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