Liberal Studies

WELCOME

Dear Hamptonian or Future Hamptonian,

Thank you for your interest in the Liberal Studies program as well as your commitment to continuing your journey towards personal excellence.  We are so pleased that you are interested in attending  Hampton University and we will do all that we can to help ensure that your experience in our program and at Hampton University prepares you for success personally and professionally in the area of Liberal Studies.

Our degree program is one of the most diverse on campus and this can be attributed to our:

  • Exciting, innovative and extensive course offerings, 
  • Relevance of the courses to students’ lives and career aspirations,
  • Flexibility, which allows students to customize their learning to specific areas of interest,
  • Supportive and capable faculty, and
  • Opportunities students have to be engaged in cutting edge research and community service.

When you arrive to your “Home by the Sea,” we look forward to meeting you and sharing with you the amazing opportunities and options you will have in the liberal studies program. I have an open door policy and I welcome you to make an appointment, so that I might get to know you. Please contact the Liberal Studies Program, Room 305, Phenix Hall, 757-727-5875 or by emailing me at tamaram.williams@hamptonu.edu. Prepare for infinite possibilities and academic growth.

With all good wishes, 

 

Dr. Tamara M.B. Williams  

Director

Liberal Studies

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Liberal Studies students are involved with a variety of organizations within the Hampton University community. Though there is not a specific honor society or club housed within the liberal studies program, all students are encouraged to engage in educational, social, spiritual and community based organizations.

With the many student-run organizations at Hampton University, you'll be sure to learn new things, meet new people, and build a wealth of memorable experiences. Much like the liberal studies program, if the path or club of your choice is not available at Hampton University, you have the capacity to construct one.

 

 

CURRICULUM

 

 

Hampton University

Recommended Sequence

Liberal Studies Program

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL                                                                                                       SPRING

                                HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE                                                   HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE

ENG 101                 3              _____                      _____                      ENG 102                 3              _____                      _____     

HIS 106                   3              _____                      _____                      COM 103                 3              _____                      _____     

MAT 110                 3              _____                      _____                      PED___                   1              _____                      _____     

UNIV 101                 1              _____                      _____                      SSE___                   3              _____                      _____     

SSE___                   3              _____                      _____                      NAT SCI  ____        3              _____                      _____     

HUM 201                 3              _____                      _____                      HUM ELE___          3              _____                      _____     

                TOTAL    16                                                                                            TOTAL    16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL                                                                                                       SPRING

                                HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE                                                   HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE

PED___                   1              _____                      _____                      LAE___                   3              _____                      _____     

LAE___                   3              _____                      _____                      LAE___                   3              _____                      _____     

LAE___                   3              _____                      _____                      LAE___                   3              _____                      _____     

LAE___                   3              _____                      _____                      LAE___                   3              _____                      _____     

LAE___                   3              _____                      _____                      LAE___                   3              _____                      _____     

TOTAL    15                                                                                            TOTAL    15

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL                                                                                                       SPRING

                                HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE                                                   HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE

LAE___                   3              _____                      _____                      LAE___                   3              _____                      _____     

LAE___                   3              _____                      _____                      LAE___                   3              _____                      _____     

LAE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

AFE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

AFE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

TOTAL    15                                                                                            TOTAL    15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL                                                                                                       SPRING

                                HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE                                                   HRS        SEM/YR                  GRADE

AFE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

AFE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

AFE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

AFE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

AFE___                   3              _____                      _____                      AFE___                   3              _____                      _____     

TOTAL    15                                                                                            TOTAL    15

       
       

 

 

KEY:

GENERAL EDUCATION                                                        13 Courses                              33 Credit Hours

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES (LAE)                                       14 Courses                             42 Credit Hours

ADDITIONAL FREE ELECTIVES (AFE)                                15 Courses                              45 Credit Hours

TOTAL                                                                                    42 Courses                              120 Credit Hours

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • ENG 101, ENG 102, COM 103                                         Must be passed with “C” or higher
  • SSE- Social Science Elective                                            Psychology           History                  

Sociology              Political Science

  • NAT SCI- Natural Science Elective                                  Biology                   Chemistry             

Physics                  Geology

------------                --------------

 

  • HUM ELE- Humanities Elective                                        English                  Foreign Language              

Music                     Theater/Speech  

Art                           Humanities 202

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES

Courses taken in any of the following departments fulfill the Liberal Arts Elective requirements:

                                                                English                  Foreign Language               Music

                                                                Theater/Speech   Art                                           Psychology

                                                                Sociology              History                                   Political Science

ADDITIONAL FREE ELECTIVES

Any 3+-credit-hour course taken at Hampton University or accepted as transfer credit fulfills the Addition

Free Elective requirements:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


 

DEGREE OFFERED

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies

  

To receive the Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Hampton University, students must complete a total of 120 credit hours, which includes 33 hours of General Education Requirements, 42 hours of Liberal Arts Electives (LAE) and 45 hours of Additional Free Electives (AFE). Liberal Studies students must also have at least a minimum a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and earn a "C" or above in ENG 101, ENG 102 and COM 103. 

 

Transfer credits counted toward the Liberal Studies degree must have a grade of "C" or better.