Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Format: Online

Liberal Studies consists of courses that include English and other literatures and languages, history and philosophy, art and music, social and natural sciences, and all subjects that study the human experience.

The BA in Liberal Studies online degree program provides students with the leadership skills, professionalism, and competencies that employers want most. These include advanced skills in research, writing, and oral communication, in quantitative and analytical thinking, and in project management and computer applications. Liberal Studies develops ethical awareness in the world of work, teaches techniques of effective collaboration, and provides practical experience gained through internships and individual research projects.

The BA in Liberal Studies produces informed, open-minded students by broadening pathways to understanding diversity and to appreciating the perspectives of local and global communities. The program encourages students to address the world’s most pressing issues collaboratively and equitably. It also prepares versatile, innovative, and adaptable students to meet the current and upcoming challenges of our society.

Career Prospects

Increasingly, employment and educational program analysts are emphasizing the advantages of Liberal Studies as preparation for successful careers. Current research focuses on the value of general communication skills, critical thinking, and flexibility, which are often known as “soft skills.” These skills have become an advantage in searching for employment and gaining success in the workplace.

Because of the program’s focus on in-demand competencies, graduates of the BA in Liberal Studies online degree program are prepared for a variety of positions including account manager, business development representative, communications agent, clinical recruiter, corporate trainer, event coordinator, marketing and sales representative, operations manager, project coordinator, and telecommunications representative.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY SPS and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BA in Liberal Studies program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Bronx Community College - A.A. in Liberal Arts (PDF)

Borough of Manhattan Community College - A.A. in Liberal Arts (PDF)

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

Applications for Spring 2018 are due by December 4, 2017

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Recent News About Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

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CUNY SPS Launches Online BA in Liberal Studies Degree Program

September 22, 2017

New York, NY – September 22, 2017 -- Employment and education program analysts continuously emphasize the advantages of Liberal Studies as preparation for successful careers.