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Liberal Studies


Prepare for more than a career, prepare to lead a successful life

Pursue knowledge in a wide range of areas—from the humanities to the arts and sciences—and you will become a deeper thinker, a better writer, a more considerate communicator. You’ll also separate yourself from the competition in today’s highly competitive job market.

As a liberal studies student at Holy Cross, you’ll have the freedom to create a study program based on your personal interests and professional ambitions. No matter how you craft your educational experience, you will benefit from:

  • Lively discussions with accomplished faculty and peers in small classes (average class size: 12)
  • Meaningful internship and service opportunities (100 percent of Holy Cross students intern and serve)
  • The ability to obtain a concentration in another discipline or double major—and still graduate on time

Go anywhere your interests take you

Our graduates have used their liberal studies degree as a springboard for diverse career paths—from University of Notre Dame Law School to working for U.S. Congressmen/women in Washington, D.C. There is no limit to what a liberal studies major can do. For example, you might work as one of the following:

  • Editor
  • Publicist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Urban Planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Non-profit Organizational Director
  • College Recruiter
  • Copywriter
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Anchorperson
  • Archivist
  • Museum Manager

Liberal Studies Major Requirements

Liberal Studies Major, Pre-Law Track Requirements

Liberal Studies Minor Requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements

Department contact

Professor. Mentor. Partner in intellectual exploration. Dr. David Lutz will help you connect your curiosity with the needs of the world.

David Lutz, Ph.D.
Professor