Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Liberal Studies course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of BLST in the course listings.

101 – Portfolio Development (1)

Techniques for identifying, defining, and presenting experiential learning for assessment. Open only to BLS students.

312 – Professional Communication (3)

Students learn the importance of effective professional written and oral communication skills. Students learn the elements of research and writing or academic papers, including appropriate use of the American Psychological Association (APA) format. Students learn the importance of effective oral communication and demonstrate proficiency in the development of individual and group oral presentations.

491 – Individual Study (3)

Prerequisites: Admitted to the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program for at least one semester. Students must have earned 90 credits and have completed 12 UMW credits in good standing. Individual investigation of a subject appropriate to the major and directed by a member of the faculty.  This individual study option is only available for Bachelor of Liberal Studies students pursuing an approved self-designed or an interdisciplinary BLS major.  The registration form must be signed by the directing faculty member and by the Director of the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program.

499 –Internship (3-6)

A supervised work experience directed by a member of the faculty in consultation with an agency supervisor. This internship option is only available for Bachelor of Liberal Studies students pursuing an approved self-designed or an interdisciplinary BLS major.  Students must contact the Office of Academic and Career Services to complete the required contract in order to register, and must follow all internship program guidelines set forth by that Office.