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 coursework 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
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College-Level Math Course
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(6)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Humanities
(3)
  • Social Sciences
(3)
  • Natural Sciences
(3)
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Interdisciplinary
(9)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Other Ethics or Diversity Course
(3)
D. General Education Electives 18
II. Area of Study: Liberal Studies 33
A. REQUIREMENTS  
  • 1. Students complete 30 credits in the liberal studies concentration
 
  • 2. At least two or more different subjects must be included to provide breadth of knowledge in the liberal studies concentration.
 
  • 3. Courses transferred to Thomas Edison State College are equated to the following levels: 100, 200, 300 or 400. A maximum of two college-level courses equating to the 100 level can be applied toward the liberal studies area of study. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 Thomas Edison State College are required.
 
         4. LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone is required. 3
EXAMPLE I: 30
  • Humanities
(9)
  • Social Sciences
(3)
  • Natural Sciences
(6)
  • Mathematics
(12)
EXAMPLE II: 30
  • Social Sciences
(15)
  • Natural Sciences
(9)
  • Humanities
(6)
EXAMPLE III: 30
  • Humanities
(24)
  • Social Sciences
(6)
III. Free Electives 27
Total 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 College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit - all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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