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General Liberal Arts Degree
General Liberal Arts majors are students who seek careers that do not fit into a single major. Instead of taking 45 hours in a single major, a GLA major takes 12 hours of upper division classes (3000/4000 level) in three different disciplines. At least two of the three disciplines have to be in the College of Arts & Sciences. A GLA major is not intended for students who are undeclared majors or whose college careers are represented by an accumulation of unrelated courses.
For a list of Arts & Sciences departments click here.
Requirements: GLA majors must have a 2.0 GPA at MSU.
Options: GLA majors can chose from two options.
Option 1: Develop your own plan of study. Select courses from three different disciplines to create a consistent plan of study.
Option 2: Chose from one of the plans of study listed on the left.
P.O. Box PF
Mail Stop 9574
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Download the application form here.
Along with providing general information, applicants write a 100-word essay explaining their interest in GLA and justifying their plan of study. The applications are reviewed by a committee and by the Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences. A student does not become a GLA major until the Associate Dean has approved the request.