Liberal Education (BALE) | Langston University

Liberal Education (BALE)

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The mission of the Liberal Education (BALE) program is to provide excellent post-secondary education in liberal education to individuals seeking knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enhance the human condition and promote a world that is peaceful, intellectual, and technologically advanced. Our students are provided opportunities to study upper-level Social Studies, Humanities, and Natural Sciences topics that enhance personal growth and enrichment.

The BALE program will continue to prepare citizens with a strong liberal arts background, able to make ethical and unprincipled judgments and make professional decisions that will help them achieve their potential as persons and as responsible world citizens in a democratic society.

The BALE program seeks to achieve the stated mission by providing students with academic and experiential opportunities in course work and university experiences that ensure Langston University graduates possess.
1. Knowledge on the development of academic communication and writing skills;
2. Knowledge in summarizing current understanding and background information a research topic;
3. Knowledge of critical thinking, research for addressing problems in the post-modern world, means for creating real-life problem-solving research of interest.

The BALE program is offered at two of Langston University’s campuses: Langston and Oklahoma City. The BALE program is designed to serve the educational needs of urban adults who have completed two years of course work at a community college in a specialized, occupational field or those who have completed their general education requirements at a four-year college or university and wish to complete their degree. This program requires nine credit hours in Liberal Education. Students must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours, obtaining the General Education and major requirements.

The Liberal Education program consists of 36 upper-division hours in one of three pathways:

  • 6 upper-division credit hours in six different academic areas of concentration.
  • 24 upper-division credit hours in one academic area of concentration
    and 12 upper-division credit hours in a second academic area of concentration.
  • 18 upper-division credit hours for two academic areas of concentration.