Liberal Studies Program

The Liberal Studies major is an interdisciplinary program providing breadth in the arts, humanities, natural and social science disciplines, and depth in an area of specialization (the focus of study). The major is adaptable to student interest and can be used to:

  • Develop a customized major combining more than one field of study, while possibly earning a minor at the same time
  • Prepare for professional studies or graduate school
  • Maximize credits already earned, either at FSU or elsewhere, to finish the bachelor's degree in a timely fashion
"This program gave me the option to finish my time here at Frostburg a year earlier than I had planned. I love how flexible it is, and how it can fit and transform depending on the courses you have already taken or what field of study you want to be in."

-Alexis Taylor, Sociology minor


Some students discover the program of Liberal Studies early in their career. Others come to Liberal Studies after having discovered as juniors or seniors that their current major does not effectively, or efficiently, lead to the career path in which they are interested. Since the program encourages thinking pragmatically about post-graduate activities, other students use Liberal Studies as a way to increase success in a graduate program of study. Transfer students often find Liberal Studies an attractive degree program because it can allow them to continue working on coursework towards a major for which they may have transferred as much as 50% of the credits.

Possible focus areas include:

  • African-American Studies
  • Art History
  • Coaching
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Human Services
  • Business
  • Leadership
  • Pre-Medical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Social Science
  • Women's Studies


Department of Physics & Engineering

Compton Science Center
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Linda Steele
Compton 238
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