Jul 23, 2024  
University Catalog 2024-2025 
University Catalog 2024-2025

Urban Communities and Justice, BAA

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BAA in Urban Communities and Justice
 AU Los Angeles
Credits for Degree: 180 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Flexible 
Standard time to completion: 36 months

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.

Urban Communities and Justice Major

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban Communities and Justice serves students who are committed to working on community and justice issues. The goal of the major is to prepare students to work as community professionals, advocates, and change-makers who understand their communities and the forces that disadvantage certain groups and individuals within them. No matter what their professional path, students will be prepared to take on the role of social change agent.

Students completing this degree will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify ways in which oppression, privilege, discrimination, and social and economic disadvantage contribute to inequalities and injustices within communities and systems.
  • Engage in critical thinking and ethical decision-making, evidencing an awareness of the challenges faced by community professionals while considering the individual, organizational, and societal implications of policy and justice decisions.
  • Design innovative approaches and identify leadership strategies for dealing with a variety of social issues within a 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. 

Applied Studies Capstone

Students must enroll in the following 1-unit capstone activity, typically in or near the student’s final quarter:

Community-based Learning

Students in the Applied Arts and Media 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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