B.A. in Liberal Studies Online

B.A. in Liberal Studies Online

B.A. in Liberal Studies Online

The Online B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science degree completion program is designed for those who possess at least 24 college credits and want to complete a bachelor's degree in a convenient setting. This quality liberal studies program offers students solid academic preparation and is ideal for working adults who need a bachelor's degree in order to pursue a career or advance in their current position.

The online courses that make up the 39 semester hours provided by this program have been carefully chosen from Rowan's Philosophy & Religion Studies and PR in the Workplace programs to provide the interpersonal awareness, communication skills and cultural sensitivity often required for upper level positions. Philosophy and Religion courses promote rigorous inquiry involving both analytical and integrative reasoning, and provide crucial tools for decision making. PR courses provide an understanding of the impact of public opinion on the success of an organization and effective written and verbal communication skills.



Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours (30 s.h. must be at Rowan University) of approved general education (Freshmen beginning Fall 2018 or later must meet Rowan Core requirements) and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor's degree. The B.A. in Liberal Studies: HSS degree completion program is a part-time program (with possible full-time enrollment) that provides students with 39 of the required semester hours. It is possible to complete the program in approximately 7 consecutive semesters.

The following courses make up the B.A. in Liberal Studies Online program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).


  • 13 Courses / 39 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 39 S.H.
PHIL 09120 Introduction to Philosophy 3
REL 10200 Religions of the World 3
PHIL 09495 Senior Seminar in Philosophy 3
ADV 04330 Introduction to Advertising 3
PR 06350 Introduction to Public Relations 3
PR 06301 Basic Public Relations Writing 3
ADV 04360 Integrated Marketing Communication 3
PR 06310 Introduction to Public Relations/Advertising Research 3
PR 99362 Public Opinion 3
  Philosophy/Religion Elective - 100 Level 3
  Philosophy/Religion Elective - 200 Level 3
  Philosophy/Religion Elective - 300+ Level 3
  Philosophy/Religion Elective - 300+ Level 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current resume or its equivalent

  • At least 24 transferable undergraduate credits (45 is usually recommended)

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the B.A. in Liberal Studies Online program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall - Module 1 September 1 July 1
Spring - Module 4 March 3 February 1
Summer - Module 5 May 18 April 1