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BA in Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Liberal Studies prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The Liberal Studies program is designed for students interested in combining course work in two or more disciplines within Liberal Arts subject areas to create a multidisciplinary degree.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the major concepts and theoretical perspectives of at least two liberal arts subjects
  • Explain the interrelationships between the conceptual frameworks that distinguish liberal arts subjects
  • Discuss the historical development of at least two liberal arts subjects

BA in Liberal Studies Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 12
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. General Education Electives 17-20
II. Area of Study: Liberal Studies
    Students select option A or B
A. Students complete a total of 30 credits of Liberal Studies courses that include at least 15 credits at the 300/400 level and no more than 6 credits at the 100 level. 30
B. Students select an 18-credit concentration from the list below and complete an additional 12 credits of Liberal Studies courses. 30
III. Electives 27
IV. LIB-495 Liberal Studies Capstone 3
Total Credits 120

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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