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Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree Information

Effective Summer 2014, the Bachelor of Liberal Studies has replaced the Bachelor of General Studies. Students with questions about how this change affects them should contact a BLS academic advisor.

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The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) is a degree with a strong liberal arts and sciences foundation designed for students who have a wide variety of interests. Because BLS students choose a broad concentration area rather than a specific major, the degree offers increased flexibility that makes it unique both in the College of Arts and Sciences and Indiana University. Students who plan carefully often find that they can easily add multiple College-approved minors and certificates to their BLS degree.

What can I do with a BLS degree?

BLS graduates are able to bring a diverse set of skills and knowledge into the workforce and pursue careers in a variety of fields, such as business, education, law, government, healthcare, real estate, social services, and industry. Some BLS students go on to earn advanced degrees at professional and graduate schools.