What will I learn?

Enjoy the flexibility to tailor this degree to your passions and goals. Satisfy your wide ranging-interests while pursuing multidisciplinary learning relevant to a variety of careers.

Program Description

The BA program in liberal studies helps to address student interests in a broad array of disciplines and subject matter. The program aims to give students the grounding to use knowledge as more successful thinkers, decision-makers and leaders. The liberal studies core classes are designed to: promote critical and creative thinking as students learn how to draw upon diverse disciplinary perspectives and modes of inquiry, help advance communication skills, and support professional career development.

Students majoring in liberal studies have become part of an international movement in higher education. This movement has proven empowering to people who are given the flexibility to explore multiple interests or approach a particular interest from various perspectives. Students are not alone in their chosen path. In fact, this program is just one of hundreds of similar programs offered in colleges and universities across the nation.

The program shares with all other liberal arts and science degrees the goal of developing analytical and communicative abilities. The program offers breadth of learning in an online setting. The liberal studies degree is transdisciplinary, providing students a thematic approach to education. Those interested in the online program for liberal studies may visit the ASU Online website for more information.

Career Opportunities

Liberal studies graduates are prepared to enter the workforce or pursue graduate or professional studies. Liberal studies courses prepare students for careers as: chief executives; data warehousing specialists; document management specialists; elementary, middle and high school principals; emergency medical technicians and paramedics; general and operations managers; human resources specialists; industrial ecologists; lawyers; paralegals and legal assistants; police detectives; postsecondary teachers; technical writers; Web administrators.

Which department am I in?

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,200.00 per year
Start date

20 August 2020

Venue

Polytechnic Campus

Arizona State University,

POLYTECHNIC,

Arizona,

85212, United States

Online/Distance (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$13,528.00 per year
Start date

Expected October 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Academic requirements: First-year students must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school. Competency requirements - International students who attended four years of high school in the U.S. are required to meet the competency requirements: English - four years (composition/literature based); Math - four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite); Laboratory science - three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics); Social science - two years (including one year American history); Foreign language - two years (same language); Fine arts: one year. International students who completed high school outside the U.S. are required to meet the following competency requirements: Math - four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite); Laboratory science - three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences and physics).

For international students

Academic requirements

Freshmen must have a 3.00 grade point average (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school.

Competency requirements

International students who attended four years of high school in the U.S. are required to meet the competency requirements.

English: four years (composition/literature based)

Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)

Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics)

Social science: two years (including one year American history)

Foreign language: two years (same language).

Fine arts: one year

International students who completed high school outside the U.S. are required to meet the following competency requirements:

Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)

Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics)

English proficiency scores: TOEFL: 61 (iBT); IELTS: minimum 6.0; PTE: minimum 53.

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