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University Catalog 2024-2025 
University Catalog 2024-2025

Applied Studies, BA

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

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

General Degree Requirements

All Antioch University undergraduates must meet general education requirements in the areas of Liberal Arts (called Domains of Knowledge), Academic Writing, and Mission-core classes. See the School of Undergraduate Studies: General Degree Requirements page for an explanation of undergraduate general education requirements.

Applied Studies Major

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 enhance and build upon their employable skills from their careers and technical learning experiences.

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  

Plan of Study

Breakdown of Major Requirements

  • 27 units of lower division transfer units in a cohesive area, and
  • 27 units of upper division at Antioch that include:
    • 9 units of Applied Studies Seminars,
    • 1 unit of APS Seminar Capstone
    • 9 units of major-related core courses, plus
    • 8 units of upper division Community-based Learning in the major field of study.

Community-based Learning

Students in the Applied Studies major must earn 8 upper division units (typically 2 activities) of Community-based Learning related to their major. Community-based Learning includes a diverse array of options, from internships to prior learning for credit to capstone courses that involve a direct connection with community. Students are strongly encouraged to select internship placements relevant to their interests and career goals from Antioch’s Internship Office, or to seek out a unique internship placement with the support and approval of Antioch’s Internship Office. Similarly, students may consult with their faculty advisor about major-related prior learning projects, which not only deepen understanding around students’ lived experiences, but can also save on tuition costs.

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