May 20, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Studies, BA

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BA in Applied Studies
 AU Los Angeles
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

*Actual time to completion ranges from 9 to 36 months, depending on the number of transfer credits.

Program Overview

This Applied Studies major gives students with technical training in a discrete area the forum to build upon previously acquired skills by developing a broader contextual understanding of their profession while advancing their liberal learning perspective. Students with an Applied Studies major are encouraged to integrate their career or technical preparation into studies that expand their skills in written and oral communication while fostering their ability to consider social and ethical issues and to problem solve. Applied Studies students will critically examine their professional field and personal learning, moving toward a more systems-thinking approach. Students completing this degree will have a liberal education perspective that will enhance and build upon their employable skills from their careers and technical learning experiences.

Additional Program Requirements:
  • 27 units of lower division transfer units in a cohesive area, and
  • 27 units of upper division at Antioch that include the 9 units of core courses,
    • 9 units of core courses,
    • 9 units of Applied Studies Seminars,
    • 1 unit of APS Seminar Capstone, plus
    • 8 units of upper division nonclassroom learning in the major field of study. 

Degree-specific learning objectives

Students completing the BA in Applied Studies degree demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use career, technical, and occupational skills in a professional context while thinking critically about obstacles and their solutions
  • Communicate effectively while exhibiting leadership, and interpersonal skills that promote professional and personal development
  • Consider problems in their field from multiple perspectives and offer strategies for problem solving in that professional context

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

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