Online Bachelor of Arts

BA in Liberal Studies


Find a degree that aligns with your future.

If it’s change you’re seeking, on both a professional and personal level, you’ve found the degree that can empower you to take the next step. Our concentration options are designed to be compatible with almost any adult student. They set a strong learning foundation through experiential learning, close faculty relationships, and flexible coursework. We understand that you can’t put your life on hold while you complete your bachelor’s degree. That’s why we offer flexible options for shaping your coursework and provide a faculty mentor to help you navigate the program. Your personal and professional pursuits are key components of the qualifications you bring with you, and they should be celebrated, not disrupted. Become part of a powerful community of engaged adult learners, and acquire the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to meet your goals. This degree is offered by AU Online.


Program Overview

Develop the skills you need to be successful in whatever career path you choose with a BA in Liberal Studies. Skills like leadership, communication, social justice, and sustainable business—all grounded in a foundation of the humanities with a multicultural focus, give you a well-rounded education to succeed. Apply up to 75 transfer credits, and learn about prior learning credits for professional or military work experience. Become part of a powerful community of engaged students of all backgrounds, and acquire the skills, knowledge, and experience to meet your goals. Choose from three concentration options:

Degree Requirements

Program Length:

Students who enter this program with an associate’s degree or equivalent can complete this online liberal arts degree program in as few as 20 months.


Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree through Antioch University Online include a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. A minimum of 45 semester credits must be completed with Antioch University.  All majors contain both Interdisciplinary Core and Major Requirements. Major Required Courses vary by concentration. Interdisciplinary Core Courses:

  • Empowering Your Purpose and Voice
  • Experience and Expression
  • Reading and Writing in the 21st Century
  • Culture, Conflict and Social Research
  • Ecology, Technology & Society

Career Outlook

The customized nature of the Liberal Studies program offers the chance to not only create your own course of study, but to define your own career. At Antioch, we encourage students to forge their own paths, not to follow established ones simply because they are there. The combination of general liberal arts studies and more focused exploration in this program gives you a foundation that fits your unique interests. Apply your individualized liberal arts degree in a variety of ways, such as

  • Combining Creative Writing classes with Management classes in preparation for a role as an influential writer for a trade business publication
  • Mixing Humanities and Human Services Administration classes to lead education or self-improvement initiatives

Admissions / Cost / Aid


Antioch’s requirements for candidates to the bachelor completion programs include:

  • At least 24 semester credits of transferable undergraduate work completed from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Resume
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation (if requested)
  • Completion of an admissions interview with a faculty member (if requested)

Please submit all materials to: Antioch University Admissions Office 900 Dayton Street Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 –OR– [email protected] All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.


SemesterApplication DeadlinesStart Date
Spring BFebruary 28March 4
Summer AMay 1May 6
Summer BJune 25July 1
Fall AAugust 21August 26
Fall BOctober 18October 21

Technology Requirements

Students in this program participate in online learning activities organized within small- and large-group learning communities. Antioch University Online is a 100% online learning environment, and therefore, in addition to having the traditional learning skills, students are expected to have basic technological skills, compatible computer hardware, operating system, and internet connectivity upon entrance into the program. LEARN MORE


Bachelor’s Completion – All majorsTuition: $449/semester credit hour
View the Cost of Attendance Components

By taking advantage of our generous transfer policy, you can complete your undergraduate degree for less than $20,000. The total cost to complete a bachelor’s degree will vary based on a number of factors including area of concentration, credit received for prior life and work experiences, and the credits that would transfer into your BA completion program. Our students typically transfer in between 45-60 semester credits. A minimum of 120 semester credits is required to complete a bachelor’s degree. LEARN MORE ABOUT TUITION LEARN MORE

Financial Aid

Several financial aid options are also available to help you earn your degree. Federal and state grants and federal loans may be available for Antioch students who qualify. LEARN MORE

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