Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Grand Valley State University

Building around a core of required courses, you will work with a faculty advisor to design a program to suit your specific interests, talents, and career aspirations.  In some cases past coursework from various institutions can be used to craft an emphasis. The major prepares students for jobs that require a broad background, research skills,  advanced critical thinking skills and intercultural awareness. This degree is an excellent option in  preparation for graduate school.

Graduate program options for this program:

Master in Social Work
Nonprofit Leadership
Physician Assistant Studies

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Grand Valley State University
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Sue Wierzbicki, Office Manager
Jacquelyn Abeyta, Office Coordinator
Phone: (231) 995-1785 or (888) 922-1785
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Bachelor’s Programs:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Liberal Studies

Master’s Programs:

  • Education
    – Instruction & Curriculum-Early Childhood Ed. (ZS)
    – Special Education (CI)
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Social Work: Advanced Generalist


  • Nonprofit Leadership (graduate)
  • School Social Work (post-graduate)


  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Educational Planned Program
  • Special Education, Cognitive Impairment (CI)