Liberal Arts Resources
Scholarships and Awards
The College of Liberal Arts has one hundred scholarships and awards that are bestowed every year. The College strives to offer students the best educational experience while providing resources to finance their college career.
Clubs and Organizations
Many enriching opportunities are available and happening all around USI! Build new connections outside of the classroom - from hobbies & interests, social activities and philanthropy to culture & affinity groups, academics, pre-professional organizations and beyond!
Student Publications and Media
Student journalists and publications play a vital role in informing their fellow students about campus events, serving as a check on their school’s administration, and uncovering stories that outside media might miss. Take a look at the student media available from the College of Liberal Arts!
First-year and transfer students majoring in one of the majors in and all students seeking academic and Career Advising. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are declared Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education majors should meet with their faculty advisor about class schedules and career advice.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The College of Liberal Arts Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (LA EDIC) is a University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts initiative committed to diversity and inclusion on our campus, and to promoting an academically enriching and supportive climate that allows all members to thrive and succeed.
Resources by Academic Department
Art & Design
Communications and Media
Political Science, Public Administration, and Philosophy
World Languages and Cultures
Receive free academic support such as on-site subject based tutors, supplemental instruction, writing help, academic coaching and more.
Archibald Eagle's Food Closet is a service for all members of the USI community to promote the health and wellness of USI students and employees. All requests for assistance are confidential.
Finding a career path that suits your skills, interests and abilities takes time and effort. There are lots of choices out there, too. If you don’t know which way to turn, University Division’s Career Counseling services are here to help.
Career Services and Internships
An essential aspect of your education is career development. Our professional USI Career Coordinators are trained to assist with resume development, internship and job search, and other skills necessary to launch your career!
Center for International Programs
The Center for International Programs provides information, services and programs designed to meet the unique needs of our international students and scholars, as well as assists in the development and coordination of overseas study programs.
Students seek the assistance of the Counseling and Psychological Services office for a variety of reasons, and whether it is adjusting to college life, depression/anxiety, body-image concerns, trauma, or something else, it is an honor and privilege to help students during their times of struggle. CAPS offers several services and delivery methods to USI Students. There are three individual scheduled therapy options (virtual and in-person), plus 24/7 support through student-peer support, emotional health support on-demand, and health coaching.
Find helpful information about available services and resources, opportunities for involvement, and important campus policies.
USI Disability Resources (DR) coordinates services and academic accommodations for USI students with disabilities to ensure equal access to facilities, programs, services and resources of the University. We review documentation for eligibility, collaborate with students to determine appropriate accommodations, assist with the implementation of the accommodations, offer support and guidance, and advocate for access as needed. Disability Resources is located in the Science Center, room 2206.
Student Financial Assistance is dedicated to helping University of Southern Indiana students and their families navigate the financial aid process and educating them in making the best use of all resources available to help finance the cost of their education.
USI's Multicultural Center (MCC) was established in 1994 to enhance the personal and academic success of students by preparing them to be responsible citizens in a multicultural society. Opportunities are created to provide cultural interaction between students, the campus and the community at large to provide outreach experiences and to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity.
The David L. Rice Library advances the discovery, sharing, and preservation of knowledge by providing exceptional spaces, resources, services, and personnel.
Religious Life provides religious guidance and worship opportunities for students, faculty, and staff and is located on the corner of O'Daniel and Clark Lanes. Our goal is to get the word out on ways to stay active in your faith life while at USI.
Title IX, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
What's the difference between a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree?
Four-year degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The Bachelor of Arts, with its emphasis upon the study of a non-English language and a broad knowledge base, is especially valuable for students who hope to go on to graduate studies. Those considering graduate school should consult with their advisors about the Bachelor of Arts option.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
World language and culture proficiency is a requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The language requirement recognizes the desirability of attaining basic mastery of a language other than one's own. To fulfill the language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must demonstrate proficiency through the appropriate college-level course in a single language (French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Latin, Arabic, or Chinese) by either:
- Completing the first 12 credit hours of the language (four semesters, through 204, or higher), or
- completing the fourth semester of the language (204) or higher, if advanced placement is recommended. Please see Departmental Exam policy for World Languages for further information.
Many language classes can apply toward Core 39 please see the Core 39 website for specific courses. For more information about BA degree requirements, visit the Registrar’s website or contact your academic advisor.
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Bachelor of Science degree does not require the 12 hours of foreign language as outlined above for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In lieu of the language proficiency, Bachelor of Science students will complete the following requirements as part of Core 39: two natural science courses; one social science course; and a world languages and culture course. Please see the Core 39 website for more detail.