Typically seven or eight courses will be offered in the fall and spring semesters and two or three in each of the two summer terms. At least one course in each of the three distribution categories (thematic, historical, and creative) will be offered each semester but not necessarily at every location.
Liberal Studies courses meet once a week for thirteen weeks during the fall and spring semesters and twice a week for six weeks during the two summer terms. Courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Evening courses run 6:30–9:00; Saturday morning offerings are 9:30 to noon. Classes in the Liberal Studies Program are offered on the Baltimore campus, at the Loyola Business Center in Columbia, and at the Graduate Center in Timonium.
The Registration Process
New Students: Ordinarily new students register at the mandatory New Student Orientation or during a personal advising session with the Program Director or the Director of Program Operations in advance of Orientation each semester. All entering students must complete the orientation process
Continuing Students: Continuing students can register online through WebAdvisor or by mail. Liberal Studies does not set aside times for in-person registration.
Course Limits & Closed Courses
All Liberal Studies courses are strictly limited to fifteen students. Only the director can override those limits but does not ordinarily do so. Some courses fill earlier than others. Students are therefore encouraged to make their selection and enroll early in the registration period. Once a given course closes, the administrative assistant maintains a waiting list for that course. As spaces become available, students will be enrolled from the waiting list with priority given to those who have been on the list the longest. The waiting list closes after a course has met once. No one is permitted to add a course after it has met once.