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Liberal Studies, B.A.

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A Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is an undergraduate degree program that offers a broad and interdisciplinary approach to education. This degree is designed to provide students with a well-rounded, versatile education in various subject areas.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies prepares graduates for career change and advancement as well as for graduate study.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Arts
Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
Format: Face-to-face, hybrid and online classes
Next Start Date: January 16, 2024
Cost: $465 per credit
Time to Completion Two to four years, depending on credits transferred

"The beauty of Immaculata was its liberal arts curriculum. I loved learning about a variety of disciplines. Immaculata actually made me realize how every discipline can be connected in a certain manner. I would have never imagined connecting philosophy with chemistry!"

Rosendo Villafuerte-Vega

Liberal studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides a well-rounded, comprehensive education that prepares students for career change and advancement and graduate study.

Career Paths

The benefits of a liberal studies education are the diverse skills and knowledge students glean from their undergraduate degree. These skills are applicable to many professions.

Program Delivery

All courses in the program are offered in various formats, including face-to-face, hybrid and online.

Program Structure

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree requires 126 credits that you can finish in eight semesters. Classes are held during the day and evening.

Program Cost

Tuition per credit is $465, and students can transfer in previous college credits and earn credit for equivalent work experience.

Various types of financing options are available to assist students. For further information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 484-323-3028, or email finaid@immaculata.edu.


Major Courses (45 Credits)

  • Principles of Economics 3 credits
  • Advanced Composition 3 credits
  • Social Media Dynamics 3 credits
  • Public Speaking or Business and Professional Speaking 3 credits
  • Introduction to the Liberal Arts OR Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
  • Liberal Studies Colloquium 3 credits
  • Capstone Project 3 credits
  • 6 credits in 100-level Math or higher 6 credits
  • 18 credits from either Humanities or Social Science cluster (See course catalog for specific course options) 18 credits

Liberal Arts Core (36 Credits)

  • Composition (Writing) 6 credits
  • Natural & Physical World (Lab Science) 3 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) 3 credits
  • Human Creativity (Art, Literature, Music) 3 credits
  • Social Consciousness (Sociology, Psychology, Economics) 3 credits
  • Historical Consciousness (History) 3 credits
  • Global Society (Foreign Language/Culture) 3 credits
  • Pursuit of Faith (Religion, Theology) 6 credits
  • Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 6 credits

Electives 45 Credits

Total 126 Credits

You can apply to Immaculata’s adult professional programs in four simple steps. If you have questions, please contact us via admiss@immaculata.edu or by phone at 484-323-3060.

Personally interesting and professionally relevant, the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows you to select a humanities or social sciences concentration.

Graduates also have a seamless pathway to Immaculata’s ten master’s degree programs.

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