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Associate of Liberal Studies

The Associate of Liberal Studies degree is intended to give students a broad background in liberal studies in preparation for further study or employment.

Student Learning Outcomes for Associate of Liberal Studies

Washburn University students completing the Associate of Liberal Studies degree, upon graduation, are expected to have:

  • Acquired an introductory knowledge of the disciplines comprising the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
  • Acquired a foundation for continued academic study.


Core Requirements (C or Better)

  • MA 112/116 Mathematics (3)
  • EN 101 First-Year Writing (3)
  • WU 101 Washburn Experience (3)*


General Education Requirements

  • Social Sciences (minimum of 2 disciplines) (6)
  • Natural Sciences/Mathematics (minimum of 2 disciplines) (6)
  • Arts/Humanities (minimum of 2 disciplines) (6)


Specific Additional Requirements: Choose Plan A or Plan B

Plan A Coursework (C or Better)

A focus of at least 12 hours in one College of Arts and Sciences discipline (12)

Courses used to satisfy general education requirements cannot be used to count toward this 12-hour total.


Plan B Coursework (C or Better)

Courses selected from the general education disciplines (12)

Courses used to satisfy general education requirements cannot be used to count toward this 12-hour total.



Additional coursework to achieve a minimum of 60 hours** (21-24 hours)


*Students transferring to Washburn University with at least 24 hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher AND those who have completed 24 hours by Spring 2014 are exempt from the WU 101 requirement.

**No more than 27 hours in a single discipline excluding core requirements may be included in the 60 hour total. Minimum of 24 hours from Washburn with 12 of the last 24 hours at Washburn. Minimum GPA of 2.0

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