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Liberal Studies BS

Bachelor of Science
Longwood University

The mission of the BS in Liberal Studies program is to help students use interdisciplinary study to demonstrate an understanding for and appreciation of continued, life-long learning – an essential component in being a successful professional. This major provides a path for a Bachelor's degree for students who will pursue licensure in Special Education PK-12 at the graduate level or who have decided not to pursue elementary or elementary/middle licensure. In addition to the multi-disciplinary Civitae Core requirements, Liberal Studies students take advanced courses in English, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science. Liberal Studies students choose one of two concentrations: Special Education PK-12 pre-licensure or Non-licensure. Students in the Special Education PK-12 pre-licensure concentration intend to seek teacher licensure as part of the Master in Education program, concentration in Special Education: General Curriculum 5th Year K-12. Licensure occurs after completion of the Master's degree. Students who choose not to complete the fifth year of the program will not be licensed to teach. At the undergraduate level, the concentration includes a professional component comprised of an array of methods classes, Practicum, Partnership and Student Teaching. Students in the Non-licensure concentration take additional coursework that includes specialized courses in a minor of their choice.


Program Credit Requirements
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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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The table below lists admissions agreements between Longwood University and partner institutions that may guarantee admission to this program if you meet the required criteria. Click on the title name of the agreement to view a summary of those criteria.

Institution Name Type Title
Southside Virginia Community College GPAA Guaranteed Admission Agreement: Longwood University, Department of Nursing and Associate Applied Science/Registered Nursing Degr
Wytheville Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Virginia Western Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Virginia Highlands Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Tidewater Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Virginia Peninsula Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Southwest Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Southside Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Rappahannock Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Piedmont Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Paul D. Camp Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Patrick & Henry Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Northern Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
New River Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Mountain Empire Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Laurel Ridge Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Brightpoint Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Germanna Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Eastern Shore Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Danville Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Mountain Gateway Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Central Virginia Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
Blue Ridge Community College GAA Transfer Articulation Agreement With The Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
Liberal Studies BS
Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? To ensure timely degree completion, we recommend students take EDUC 245 and Intro to the Teaching Profession prior to enrolling at Longwood. It would also be helpful to complete MATH 135 before transferring to Longwood. Students could also take Children's Literature, PHYS 103, and US History before enrolling at Longwood.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Longwood University within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
Do More With Your Degree The BS in Liberal Studies is a cross-disciplinary degree for the generalist with compoentents devoted to English, math, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts. In addition to classes in these core areas, the program requires a minor in a particular field, such as English, history, children's literature, or psychology. A major in Liberal Studies cultivates a well-rounded, well-educated student with the skills needed to be a successful leader.
Program Successes & Highlights
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion If you earn a transfer-oriented associate's degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science) from one of the Virginia community colleges or Richard Bland College and you are admitted to Longwood, you are guaranteed completion of all Foundation-level courses as well as the Integrating World Languages Perspectives-level course associated with Civitae (Longwood’s core curriculum program).

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning http://www.longwood.edu/registrar/transfer-of-credits/transfer-equivalency-system/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Longwood University
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
138
Percent of Transfer Students
For the Fall 2021 semester, 87% of transfer applicants were admitted. The average GPA of those accepted was 3.21.
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me?

Longwood is a mid-sized university where students enjoy the highest percentage of classes taught by full-time professors in Virginia and a residential academic community that offers students the full university experience. Class sizes are smaller than average--our Civitae Core Curriculum classes are capped at 25 students--throughout our more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. With seven on-campus residence halls and two university-managed apartment complexes, students live, learn, and grow together in a true community.

Opportunities for students to be involved are the hallmark of the Longwood experience. From service organizations and Greek life to club sports and a long list of clubs based on interests and activities, there is something for everyone at Longwood. Each semester, an involvement fair helps students find organizations that are the right fit for them to make their time at Longwood even more meaningful.

Transfer Student Catalog Year Transfer students may choose the catalog in effect at the time they enroll or the one that applies to continuous full-time students at their class level. 
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Students transferring from an institution with a transfer agreement are guaranteed admission to Longwood when they have finished their transfer-oriented associate's degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science) and earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students who are admitted prior to earning the transfer-oriented associate's degree (Associate of Arts and/or Science) and complete the degree before enrolling at Longwood also will receive the articulation benefits upon submission of an official transcript.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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This program could not be matched to any related careers. Please contact the institution for assistance with matching this program to careers.