May 18, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, Liberal Arts Concentration, BA


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BA in Liberal Studies: Liberal Arts
Location:
AU Santa Barbara 
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies provides students with a modern liberal arts education to broaden their understanding of self, world and contemporary issues. The AUSB BA Program has the most flexible scheduling options and is designed to help students explore and develop their own interests and to enhance or enrich a direction in life that is meaningful to self, to others and to society. There are several concentration options for students to choose from.

Students may choose from the full range of courses offered in the BA Program. However, students in this concentration may not take more than 24 credits from any one course code (e.g., CDE, PSY and ECO).

General Education

The GE requirement in Santa Barbara consists of 24 quarter credits in Domains of Knowledge, and 18 quarter credits in Core Curriculum for an overall 42 quarter-credit requirement. 

Breadth/General Education Requirement

Students must complete a minimum of 24 quarter credits divided over 4 domains: Communication, Arts and Humanities, Science and Quantitative Reasoning, and Social Sciences. Each course only counts toward one area of the Breadth/General Education requirements. 

Core Course Requirements

The Undergraduate degree requires the completion of six 3-quarter credit competencies. These 18 quarter credits must be taken at Antioch University.

  • Educational Foundations
  • Academic Writing
  • Ethics and Leadership (choose 1 from a slate of courses)
  • Global (choose 1 from a slate of courses)
  • Research (choose 1 from a slate of courses)
  • Environmental (choose 1 from a slate of courses)

Liberal Arts (LBA) Concentration

A degree in Liberal Arts is considered to be one of the best foundations for a diverse range of careers and preparation for many graduate schools. In this concentration students gain an understanding of a broad range of subject areas and acquire the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication, and an appreciation for diversity.

Curriculum

The Liberal Arts concentration is the most flexible with no prerequisites and ample courses every day and evening for easy scheduling. To assist in planning a well-rounded liberal arts program, it is recommended that the student strive to complete courses from a wide range of academic disciplines. Students may choose from the full range of courses offered in the BA Program. However, students in this concentration may not take more than 24 credits from any one course code (e.g., CDE, PSY and ECO).

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Liberal Arts Concentration (36 quarter credits)


Students may choose from the full range of courses offered in the BA Program. However, students in this concentration may not take more than 24 credits from any one course code (e.g., CDE, PSY and ECO).

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