At Antioch, we understand that different life experiences and professional accomplishments are what makes us unique. That’s why our faculty and degree committee are able to work with adult learners like you to develop an individually tailored curriculum that fits your specific career goals. We help you identify opportunities to make a difference in your community or workplace, and then work with you to develop a specific course of study that aligns with your interest and achieves the learning necessary to accomplish your goals. Don’t waste your time pursuing a degree that doesn’t align with the vision for your future.
Customized studies are a hallmark of the Antioch educational experience. Benefit from a core of interdisciplinary, liberal arts courses—building foundational skills for any career—while balancing the breadth and depth of specialized topics relevant to your educational interest. The online BA in Liberal Studies offers you the opportunity to align your studies to your interests—not the other way around.
The value of Antioch’s online degree completion programs lies in the quality of our committed faculty. The liberal studies degree allows you to reach across Antioch’s many online degree offerings and learn from knowledgeable experts in the diverse topics relevant to your career aspirations. The individualized studies concentration allows students to select a focus area of their choosing:
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Writing and Literature
- Healthcare Administration
- Human Services Administration
- Human Development
- Leadership for Service and Change
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree through Antioch University Connected 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.
Interdisciplinary Core Courses:
- Experience and Expression
- Modes and Methods of Learning
- Literary Analysis and Argumentation
- Culture, Conflict, and Social Research
- Foundations of Civilization
- Ecology, Technology, and Society
Design Your Degree:
After the required interdisciplinary core courses, the Liberal Studies degree requires 33 credits. Students work with their advisor to develop an individualized learning plan that includes:
- 15 credits in a single focus area
- 15 elective credits from coursework from the other focus areas
- Senior Project
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
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation (if requested)
- Completion of an admissions interview with a faculty member (if requested)
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.
At just $350 per credit, our bachelor’s completion programs offer a value that few universities of our caliber can match. By taking advantage of our generous transfer policy, you can complete your undergraduate degree for less than $20,000.
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.