Undergraduate Major College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


With an individualized major, students chart their own course. Guided by a faculty mentor, you design and propose your own program of study, one that reflects your goal, passions, and experiences. Some students design their degree because they have a dream job in mind, one that isn’t necessarily reflected in a more traditional major. Others want to study broadly across disciplines and don’t want to major in one area: we help you build connections between those courses. An individualized pathway is also an option for students who are returning to college. If you want to finish your degree without starting over, an individualized plan can help you do that in a purposeful way. Taking courses from across PLU’s offerings, students with individualized majors develop their expertise in conversation with faculty advisors who offer personalized support and guidance.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Language Program Manager, Samish Tribe
  • Senior Graphic Designer, All About the Good
  • Show Manager and Booking Assistant, Real Art Tacoma
  • Sports Dietetic Intern, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
  • Graphic Designer, The Grand Theater Tacoma
  • Photographer
  • Collections and Content Coordinator, Holocaust Resource Center - Kean University

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • PhD in Literature, University of Washington
  • Medical School, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Master’s in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • Master’s in Molecular Biology, Lancaster University
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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