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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

371 Varner Hall
Varner Hall Room 217
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2154

Dr. Joe Shively
Interim Director, BALS Program
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

About the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

What Makes us Unique

  • Early introduction to interdisciplinary topics and methods of inquiry (LBS 1000: formerly LBS 100, LBS 2000: formerly LBS 200)
  • Early training in research methods
  • Core education made up of existing minors or concentrations in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

How to Get Started

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) is a small, but rapidly growing program at Oakland University. This means that you can expect small classes, one on one advising, and personal attention given to your unique circumstances. Schedule an advising appointment and learn how to create an interdisciplinary degree plan that is the best fit for your academic and career goals!

You can view the list of pre-approved minor-minor combinations that our students are already exploring or that are well suited for a variety of interdisciplinary careers. If the minor-minor combination you are interested in studying is not listed here that is not a problem. New minor-minor combinations are constantly being submitted and approved for study.