Bachelor - Liberal Arts

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Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program is designed to help you develop analytical and critical thinking skills through a study of literature, philosophy, and social science. You can learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts online program offers you the opportunity to examine the world through the perspective of many diverse cultural and political systems. Coursework examines personal and organizational ethical paradigms and theories, the relationship between human spirituality and the natural world, the impact of science on culture, and the interrelationship between literary texts and political and historical texts. The program allows you to develop an understanding of the major research methods in the humanities, and culminates in a final advanced research capstone project.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you'd like to apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program, you should be interested in a multidisciplinary program that allows you to explore several academic areas. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts requires 120 credits to complete. The program includes 33 major credits, 46 general education credits, and 53 elective credits.

Liberal Arts Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Major Course Requirements
SOC 315 Cross-Cultural Perspectives
LIB 316 Historical Contexts & Literature
PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics
COM 321 Communication Theory
COM 360 Advanced Communications in Society
ENG 325 Intermediate Composition
HIS 306 Twentieth-Century Europe
LIB 315 The Environment & the Human Spirit
LIB 332 Science & Culture
LIB 356 Research Methods for the Humanities
LIB 495 Capstone - Advanced Research Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program at Ashford University offers you a well-rounded foundation of knowledge that can be applied to a wide variety of careers, including education, public policy, business, sales and marketing, media, and many other fields. As a graduate of the program, you could seek entry-level positions in:

  • Management
  • Public relations
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Sales and marketing

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program is designed to provide a broad-based educational foundation. After successfully completing the program, you could refine your training or choose an area of specialization by pursuing a master's degree. Due to the generalized nature of the program, you could be prepared to enter a variety of master's degree programs, including the following:

  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Liberal Arts and Science
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Anthropology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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