The liberal studies major is rooted in the liberal arts and is the most versatile and individualized of Endicott’s majors as it meets the professional goals of a wide range of students. Students are exposed to reading, thinking, and writing within different disciplines as they choose courses from a range of liberal arts subjects, including history, political science, English, psychology, philosophy, religion, sociology, environmental science, and other areas. Students in the program also participate in at least two interdisciplinary seminars (LST 201), in which they examine a topic from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Academic minors are encouraged as a way for students to further develop their specific knowledge base. Students may also apply to pursue an individually designed liberal studies major. Recent examples of such majors include “Community Development in a Global Context”, “Cognitive Studies”, “Performing Arts”, and “Social Action Advocacy”.
Liberal Studies majors apply what they learn in the classroom to a wide range of internships from businesses and schools to law firms and government agencies. Graduates benefit from limitless career options, and recent graduates have pursued further study at Fordham University, Oxford University, Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, and other prestigious institutions.
Students interested in becoming licensed public school teachers complete the liberal studies major with a concentration in early childhood or elementary education. For more information, please see the School of Education section of the catalog.
Examples of Internships include:
Beverly School for the Deaf
Boys and Girls Clubs
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Deloitte Services, LLP
Embassy of Georgia
Gay/ Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Massachusetts State House
Peabody Essex Museum
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
WBZ News Radio