Liberal Education List Requirement

What is the Liberal Education List Requirement?

In keeping with the liberal arts focus of the University, all students in undergraduate degree programs must complete the Liberal Education List Requirement. The Lib Ed Requirement ensures that students gain knowledge, experience, and perspective from a wide variety of areas. It is an opportunity to explore new disciplines, to investigate career paths, and to develop valuable skills to complement your degree.

If you are hesitant about trying new courses, you may designate them as credit/non-credit (see the Undergraduate Calendar for more information on this option).

How do I complete the Liberal Education List Requirement?

For most students, this requirment consists of 12 courses, including 4 from each of List I (Fine Arts/Humanities), List II (Social Sciences), and List III (Sciences). Some programs, such as post-diploma and second degree programs, have a modified Lib Ed Requirement. You can find complete information on your Liberal Education List Requirement in your Program Planning Guide or from a Student Program Advisor.

Courses from your major may count towards the Liberal Education List Requirment, but you may not use more than four courses from one department towards it.

How do I know which designation a specific course has?

Only Arts & Science courses have designations as Fine Arts/Humanities, Social Sciences, or Sciences. Course designations can be found in the notes under the course listing in the Timetable.

i.e. The Anthropological Imagination - 30892 - ANTH 0520 - A
Associated Term: Fall 2016
Registration Dates: 17-Mar-2016 to 13-Sep-2016
Attributes: Social Science (GLER), Introductory Course(0500-1999)
Instructors: Wilson P (P)

A complete listing of Liberal Education List Requirement courses can also be found in the Academic Regulations section of the U of L Academic Calendar.