For students, the flexibility of the Liberal Studies major offers an opportunity to design an individual program of studies that creatively integrates three areas of interest.
This major is an option for students unable to satisfy their educational goals within the existing structure of academic majors at Westfield State University for several possible reasons:
- Broad career or educational goals which can only be met by interdisciplinary study.
- Strong academic interests that cut across departmental lines.
- A major unavailable in the field of primary interest.
The Liberal Studies major is an excellent choice for students seeking licensure in Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle School (Humanities or Math and Science), or Special Education. (All prospective teachers in Massachusetts are required to complete a liberal arts, sciences, or interdisciplinary major). Students seeking these licenses may be best served by completing the Multidisciplinary Liberal Studies Track.
Students are accepted into the program only with the approval of the program chair.