Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program is available 100% online and is a 120 credit Undergraduate degree. The program is designed specifically for the person who has an interest in a liberal arts education.

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The B.A. Liberal Arts program includes courses in:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English Literature and Poetry
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • History
  • Language
  • Social Sciences

The course development and sequencing seek to meet the needs of students who have received adequate preparation in their secondary school programs for the cultivation of openness in thought through an intellectual formation in the Catholic faith tradition.

A candidate for the B.A. in Liberal Arts is required to complete all course work detailed in the degree plan. The specific degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts may be found in the Degree Plan below.

Study At Your Own Pace

Students can pursue the degree at their own pace by studying three semesters per year, and by taking more than the four courses per semester.

Double Major Option

Students desiring to double major need to complete at least 30 credits in each of any two of the areas below, with 9 of those credits in upper-level coursework (300 or above) within each major. Students interested in pursuing the double-major option will work with their academic advisor to shift an elective from a non-major area of study into a major area of study.

    Are Transfer Credits Accepted for the B.A. Program?

    A maximum of 60 credit hours with a grade of C or higher will be accepted for transfer into the B.A. program, provided credits are from accredited colleges, have not already been used for a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and are applicable to the B.A. degree. Of accepted transfer credits, only fifteen may be in a student’s area of concentration. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the Academic Dean. The college also accepts CLEP testing (see the CLEP testing policy).

    Beginning July 1, 2015, students may transfer into their degree program as many as, but no more than, 60 credits.

    1) Freshman, 0-29 credits
    2) Sophomore, 30-59 credits
    3) Junior, 60-89 credits
    4) Senior, 90-120 credits

    How Do I Apply?

    Applicants for the B.A. program should follow the Undergraduate Admissions procedures. Applicants must be able to show proficiency in both English and Mathematics, either evidenced by previous college experience or by proficiency exam.

    What Are Available Career Paths With This Degree?
    Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program will be prepared with a strong liberal arts foundation that develops critical skills for real world success in a variety of professions that require the ability to research and engage responsibly the needs of any organization. While most disciplinary majors endeavor to make of their graduates good employees within a given profession, a degree in the liberal arts endeavors to make of its graduates good employers within a variety of professions and prepare graduates for graduate studies in a variety of graduate programs.
    Program Director:

    Dr. Sebastian Mahfood
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    Department Chair
    Dr. John Bequette
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    For a full listing of our faculty, please visit our Faculty listing.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How does it take to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree?

    • The Bachelor of Arts degree students can pursue the degree at their own pace by studying three semesters per year, and by taking more than the four courses per semester.
    • There is a 6 year time limit from entry into the program for completion of the degree requirements.

    Is the program flexible for working individuals?

    • Our 100% online courses provide the flexibility for working or busy individuals.

    Are the Faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?

    • All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.