The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) is a general studies degree in the liberal arts. It provides the flexibility to choose courses based on interests and goals. This particular program is a degree completion program aimed at students who have some college coursework. Up to three-fourths of the degree requirements may be transferred from accredited institutions.
Students complete coursework in three areas of distribution; these areas may be focused on a single discipline or diversified over several disciplines.
For specific requirements for the BLS visit the program site.
BLS Areas of Distribution
Take a look at the BLS Areas of Distribution.
Who Should Apply
Admission to the B.L.S. program is open to persons who meet either of the following levels of previous educational attainment:
- Hold the associate in arts (A.A.) or associate in science (A.S.) degree from an accredited two-year college. (Holders of the associate in applied science or associate in applied arts degree are not automatically eligible, although some courses may be found applicable upon review.)
- Have at least 60 semester credits of collegiate work acceptable toward graduation at ISU with a total cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 (a C average).
- Those who do not meet the requirements above may still be eligible to enter the program.
Contact Callie Morrow to see if you qualify.
Request a preliminary degree audit to see how close you are to getting your BLS degree.
This is NOT a comprehensive list of all of the course types you may be able to take.
Communications and Art
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Comm. Regional Planning
Food Sci. Hum. Nutri.
Hotel, Rest. & Inst. Mgmt