Thank you for your interest in our undergraduate programs.
At Antioch University Santa Barbara we pride ourselves on the individual attention that we provide to our students. We offer a close, nurturing environment where you will build lifelong relationships with peers and professors that are central to the Antioch experience. We are proud to have an articulation agreement with Santa Barbara City College.
Explore your transfer options
Our Undergraduate Degree Completion Program offers bachelor’s degrees in the following areas:
- BA in Liberal Studies – The BA in Liberal Studies allows students to concentrate in the following academic areas: Applied Psychology, Business & Entrepreneurship, Child Development & Education, Communication & Marketing, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts, and Professional & Creative Writing.
- BA in Applied Studies – The BA in Applied Studies complements and builds upon technical and occupational skills with new perspectives and ways of defining success.
- BA in Applied Arts and Media – The BA in Applied Arts and Media is for students who have studied and worked in a specialized creative field, such as theater arts, culinary arts, graphic arts, fashion, and other applied arts disciplines. Students take additional fine arts courses, courses that foster critical thinking about creative arts and media, and courses that offer skill development in leadership and business applicable to a career path.
- BS in Applied Technology and Business Leadership – The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology and Business Leadership merges business concepts with leadership strategies for students from a variety of fields
Eligible applicants can apply to a graduate program at the same time as they apply to their undergraduate program through AUSB’s Undergraduate-to-Graduate Pathway Program. Those accepted receive grants toward undergraduate and graduate program tuition. Additional admissions requirements may apply. Learn more about our Pathway programs!
What sets our Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs apart from anyone else’s?
Antioch has small, interactive classes, individualized advising, and variety of flexible learning formats. These were designed to accelerate students’ time-to-completion and transform their lives.
- Internships: Internships and practicums are field-based learning activities that take place in an applied setting (business, community organization, high school, senior center, etc.). The student is evaluated by the internship/practicum supervisor.
- Prior Learning Credit: AUSB students have the option of earning college‐level credit for learning done outside of college. Prior Learning Assessment is the process of earning college credit for college-level learning acquired from other sources, such as work experience, professional training, military training, or open-source learning from the web. AUSB accepts credits awarded through Learning Counts.
- Independent Study: If eligible, students may propose upper and/or lower-division level topics to explore and receive credit upon satisfactory demonstration of learning and self-reflection on the topic assessed by an AUSB approved expert.
Your Antioch experience will include:
- Personal Attention: Our small class size and academic advising model allow us to get to know you as an individual and help you plan your degree and career path.
- Flexible Scheduling: With morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes, plus a variety of non-classroom learning options you can create a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
- No Waiting Time: You may apply for any of our four quarters (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) throughout the year, and will receive hands-on assistance from our Admissions team with your application.
- Class Availability: Because of our unique combination of quarterly offerings and multiple flexible learning options, you will never have to delay your graduation due to difficulty in getting the classes you need to complete your degree.
With advisor approval, an undergraduate student can take credits at SBCC while enrolled as an Antioch student. The student must complete the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement form, which should be accompanied by proof of registration at the second institution. If the student passes the course(s) with a grade of “C” or better, the units are transferred to Antioch and are recorded as transfer credit. Concurrent enrollment allows students to receive financial aid through Antioch University for all registered units from both institutions.
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Where better to experience the vitality of our learning environment than directly in one of our classrooms? Check out a list of our upcoming information sessions.
Ready to apply?
Upload your unofficial transcripts and our staff will contact you with an evaluation of how many units will transfer, degree plan suggestions, and an estimated time to completion.
Our Admissions team is here to assist you with every step of the admissions process, providing each applicant with the individualized attention that is central to the Antioch experience. Our goal is to make the application process as straightforward as possible.
You can start your online application here.
Contact the AUSB Admissions Office for questions and guidance to begin an application [email protected]