Liberal Studies

  • Overview

    Liberal Studies builds both career and life skills by teaching you to become a thinker and a learner as you dig into important issues facing society.

    If you have a passion for learning in all forms, the Liberal Studies major at William Peace University allows you to build your own curriculum to match your specific goals and interests. A multi-disciplinary approach to the subject matter teaches you to ask questions, gather information and evaluate evidence. WPU’s unique internship program will allow you to put your knowledge to practice. Coursework will challenge you to delve into difficult issues, confront moral problems and better understand the world we live in. Two critical thinking seminars are required, plus courses in English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy/Religion and Social Sciences. You will also choose a minor or concentration, with concentrations being the more flexible of the two options. If WPU does not offer a concentration in your field of interest, you can create your own. In the past, students have studied pre-Pharmacy, pre-Nursing, language translation and more.

    Liberal Studies Program
    Liberal Studies students have the flexibility to build their own curriculum and cater their degree to their career needs
  • Faculty
    Scott McElreath, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Assistant Professor of English
    Jashaun Peele, WPU Professor
    ​Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    ​Adair Robertson, WPU Professor
    ​Associate Professor of Mathematics; Coordinator of International Studies
    Chaplain; Assistant Professor of Religion
  • Careers

    Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that prepares students for a truly broad range of career opportunities. It combines the methods and insights of the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences and stresses understanding of concepts, rational analysis, imagination and communication. Graduates go on to various careers in areas such as scientific research, hospitality management, technical recruitment, recreation administration and sales and marketing.

    Recent internships include:
    • North Carolina Museum of History
    • Wake County Literacy Council
    • Rex Hospital
    • American Diabetes Association
    • United States Forest Service
    • North Carolina Office of State Archaeology
    • North Carolina Governor’s Office
    Recent employment by liberal studies majors:
    • Scientist, GlaxoSmith Kline, Research Triangle Park, NC
    • Student Liaison, New Horizon Computer Learning Center
    • Vet Tech, CareFirst Animal Hospital at Grace Park
    • Teacher, Bright Horizons
    • Examiner, North Carolina Determination Services
    • Pharmacy Tech, CVS Pharmacy
    • Medical Laboratory Specialist, United States Army
    • Human Resources Specialist, Rex Hospital
    Recent graduate school acceptances:
    • East Carolina University, Master of Arts in Teaching
    • The American Film Institute Conservatory
    • The University of North Carolina Greensboro, Master’s in Therapeutic Recreation
    • Campbell University School of Law
    • Regent University, School of Divinity
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