Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does LBST stand for?

    LBST is the subject code used for all Liberal Studies courses, including the required Core courses and the Tutorials and Graduating Projects. 

    What is Liberal Studies?

    Liberal Studies is the interdisciplinary examination of subjects related to the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Completing a major in Liberal Studies at Capilano combines a mix of LBST core courses and elective coursework. Refer to the Program Requirements for specific details. The degree prepares students for a wide range of professional and educational opportunities.



    How do I meet the Liberal Studies Language Requirement?

    The Liberal Studies Language Requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways five ways:


    1. Successful completion of a Grade 12 course with a minimum B grade in an approved language other than English while in secondary school; or
    2. Successful completion of a secondary immersion program or secondary school at an institution at which the primary language of instruction is not English; or
    3. Successful completion of a post-secondary credential awarded by an institution at which the primary language of instruction is not English; or
    4. Successful completion of a minimum of 6.00 credits of post-secondary level courses in a single language other than English; or
    5. Successful completion of EAP 100 or 101 and 3.00 credits of lower level Arts and Sciences courses.


    For more information, please see the University Calendar and/or consult with Advising.


    How do I meet the Liberal Studies Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning Requirement?

    Liberal Studies students successfully complete a minimum of 6.00 credits of courses from the university's approved Course List, including required core course LBST 201 - Refiguring Knowledge. Many of the courses on the Q/A Course List are Science courses and can also be used to meet the degree's lower-level Science requirement. To access the Course List, go to the university's Quantitative Analytical Courses page.

    What does LSBA stand for?

    LSBA is an acronym frequently used on campus to refer to Capilano University’s Bachelor of Arts with Major in Liberal Studies, or – a little less formally – the Liberal Studies BA.