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B.A. in Liberal Studies

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Flexible Learning and Course Delivery

Earn Your Degree On Your Terms

The B.A. in Liberal Studies is a 100% online program. Whether you're working to complete your degree as quickly as possible or trying to fit it into your busy schedule, we will help you meet your career goals.

Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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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 36 semester hours provided by this program have been carefully chosen from Rowan's Philosophy and PR in the Workplace programs to provide the interpersonal awareness, communication skills and cultural sensitivity often required for upper level positions. Philosophy 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.

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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 36 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 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

  • 12 Courses / 36 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 36 S.H.
ADV 04330 Introduction to Advertising 3
ADV 04360 Integrated Marketing Communication 3
PHIL 09120 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PR 06301 Basic Public Relations Writing 3
PR 06310 Introduction to Public Relations/Advertising Research 3
PR 06350 Introduction to Public Relations 3
PR 99362 Public Opinion 3
PHIL 09110 Logic of Everyday Reasoning 3
PHIL 09120 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 09328 Philosophy and Gender 3
PHIL 09369 Philosophy of Science (WI) 3
PHIL 09495 Senior Seminar in Philosophy 3
Elective Courses:
PHIL 09130 Introduction to Symbolic Logic 3
PHIL 09151 Introduction to Ethics (WI) 3
PHIL 09241 Social and Political Philosophy (WI) 3
PHIL 09227 Philosophy of Mind (WI) 3
PHIL 09222 Business Ethics 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $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)
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