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2015-2016 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, B.A.


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NY State Program Code: 35021
HEGIS Code: 4901.00
CIP Code: 24.0101
 

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a degree completion program for adult students who have earned a minimum of 60 hours of transferable credits at other institutions. The program is designed for students who have no practical way of completing their degree through traditional, full-time, on-campus study. The Liberal Studies degree program does not have a traditional major. Rather than having a single area of focus as one would with a traditional major, B.A. in Liberal Studies students choose courses in two of seven possible concentrations: literature, psychology, social science, business, emergency services administration, criminal justice and natural sciences.

To graduate, candidates must complete at least 120 credits, 90 of which must be in the liberal arts. The final 30 must be taken at the University and no more than 30 credits may be awarded through Prior Learning. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their concentration and a minimum GPA of 2.0 from Adelphi overall.

University College General Education and Core Requirements


All University College students must meet the requirement of four core courses and six distribution courses, as described here.

Prerequisite:


Minimum 60 credits in transfer with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Liberal Studies Requirements


Choose courses from TWO concentrations
A minimum of five courses per concentration
Areas of Concentration:

  • Literature
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Business
  • Emergency Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Natural Science

Consult your adviser for plans of study for each concentration

University College Bachelor Degree Capstone Courses


All University College bachelor’s degree programs (excepting the B.S. in Business, the B.S. in Criminal Justice, and the B.A. in Psychology), are completed by taking a sequence of two 4-credit capstone courses:

The Baccalaureate Capstone is an interdisciplinary seminar that examines how the ideas of the modern age have challenged and altered traditional ways of thinking. As an analysis of the seminal ideas of modernity as defined by the thinkers who originated them, the Baccalaureate Capstone will empower students to think about the world in new and exciting ways.

Semester Sequence


Degree: B.A.
Required GPA: 2.0
Major GPA: 2.5
Credits Required for Major: 36
Credits Required to Graduate:120

 
Requirements
Course Credits 0-30 31-60 61-90 91-120
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
60 Transfer Credits1                  
  36    

1 Consult Academic Advisor for Liberal Studies Major.

Choose courses from TWO concentrations
A minimum of five courses per concentration

Areas of Concentration:
  • Literature
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Business
  • Emergency Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Natural Science

Consult your advisor for plans of study for each concentration

For more information regarding our General Education and Core requirements, please check our website at uc.adelphi.edu.

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