The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.) degree offers a strong liberal arts and sciences foundation and is designed for students who have a wide variety of interests. Because B.L.S. 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. Concentrations are available in the following Breadth of Inquiry areas: Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Studies, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
Students who plan carefully often find that they can easily add multiple College-approved minors and certificates to their B.L.S. degree. B.L.S. 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, arts, and industry. Many B.L.S. students go on to earn advanced degrees at professional and graduate schools.