Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Traditional

The major in liberal studies is designed to satisfy the educational needs of the student who is strongly motivated to pursue a bachelors degree with a broad interdisciplinary studyStudents will make meaningful connections across and within disciplines, and develop valuable skills in critical thinking, creative analysis and communication — skills that are vital to succeed both professionally and personallyThe Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Liberal Studies is offered through the School of Professional Studies.

  • Students are required to complete 25% of course work at Bethune-Cookman University
Major Requirements
  • Completion of a three (3) semester hour course in computer literacy
  • Completion of at least fifteen (15) semester hours in free electives at the 200 level and above
  • Students must complete fifteen (15) semester hours in each of the following FOUR degree granting academic schools:
    1. School of Arts & Humanities, 2. School of Business, 3. School of Education and 4. School of Social Sciences
  • At least six (6) semester hours must be in 300-400 level courses in each academic school (24 semester hours total)
  • Completion of a 400 level senior seminar course
  • Completion of at least fifteen (15) semester hours in free electives at the 200 level and above
  • Optional Internship 6-9 semester hours used from free electives (By Advisement ONLY)
  • Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or higher in major requirement courses
Student Advisement
All students pursuing the major in Liberal Studies will be advised by the School of Professional Studies All student MUST meet with an academic advisor to complete a Liberal Studies degree plan and formally declare the major.

General Education
Computer Literacy
Academic Schools
Senior semesterinar
Free Electives
Total

39 semester hours
3 semester hours
60 semester hours
3 semester hours
15 semester hours (Optional Internship 6-9 hours)
120 semester hours

Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Transfer Student – Junior Level

Liberal Studies is an exciting and rigorously challenging interdisciplinary program that provides students with a unique opportunity to study and integrate concepts from the humanities and arts, the natural sciences, and the social sciencesThis is an institution-wide degree leading to a Bachelor of ArtsThis major explores the methods, underlying assumptions, and forms of interaction within and between these disciplinesThe capacity for critical thinking, comprehensive academic background, and communications skills that our majors develop provide them with the self-confidence that comes from being culturally sensitive, intellectually independent, creative, and well-rounded persons

School Requirements

  • A total of at least 120 semester hours
  • Completion of Associate of Arts (A.A) degree
  • Associate of Science (A.S) degree and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degrees may be considered after a review of general education requirements
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for graduation Students are required to complete 25% of coursework at Bethune-Cookman University including their last semester of coursework
  • LS 499 is required in the last semester
Major Requirements
  • At least (60) semester hours must be at the 300-400 level
  • Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses

Student Advisement

All students pursuing the major in Liberal Studies will be advised by a Student Success coach and must meet with an academic advisor to complete a Liberal Studies degree plan and formally declare the major

Total Semester Hour Summary for degree in Liberal Studies (with a previous degree)

Associate Degree
Academic Schools 200-400 level courses
Total

60 semester hours
60 semester hours
120 semester hours

Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Lifelong Learning

Liberal Studies is an exciting and rigorously challenging interdisciplinary program that provides students with a unique opportunity to study and integrate concepts from the humanities and arts, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. This is an institution-wide degree leading to a Bachelor of Arts. This major explores the methods, underlying assumptions, and forms of interaction within and between these disciplines. The capacity for critical thinking, comprehensive academic background, and communications skills that our majors develop provide them with the self-confidence that comes from being culturally sensitive, intellectually independent, creative, and well-rounded persons.

School Requirements

  • A total of at least 120 semester hours
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for graduation
  • If you studied (without a degree) at a regionally accredited community college or regionally accredited four-year institution you may transfer up to 90 credits. Of the 90 credits accepted, at least 60 credits must be at the 300-400 level.
  • If you have studied (without a degree) at more than one institution, we can accept your credits (up to 90 credits), provided the institutions are regionally accredited.
  • Transfer credits earned via exam programs, such as CLEP and DANTES, after review may be accepted.
  • Students are required to complete 25% of coursework at Bethune-Cookman University including their last semester of coursework.
  • Earned credits reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if older credit may be exempt from the current “earned credit rule” in the Academic Catalog.
  • LS 499 is required in the last semester.

Major Requirements

  • At least (60) semester hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

Student Advisement
All students pursuing the major in Liberal Studies will be advised by a Student Success coach and must meet with an academic advisor to complete a Liberal Studies degree plan and formally declare the major.

Total Semester Hour Summary for degree in Liberal Studies (Lifelong Learning Option)
Total        120 sem hrs

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Online

The Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Liberal Studies is offered through the School of Professional Studies. This program is offered online for those that meet college level entry requirements and designed to serve the needs of individuals whose jobs, family or community obligations may have prevented regular college attendance. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing a broad and liberal arts based curriculum. Students will make meaningful connections across and within disciplines, and develop valuable skills in critical thinking, creative analysis and communication — skills that are vital to succeed both professionally and personally. 

School Requirements

  • A total of at least 120 semester hours
  • Completion of B-CU General Education Requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of senior research paper/project (LS 499)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for graduation
  • Students are required to complete at least 25% of course work at Bethune-Cookman University

Transfer and Credit Evaluation (Online Program only)

Bethune-Cookman University will accept up to 63 credits from regionally accredited two-year or four-year institutions. Transfer credit is granted for college-level work completed at another accredited institution if the course content is comparable to that offered at Bethune-Cookman University or appropriate for the degree program. Credit will not be granted for D or F courses.

Major Requirements

  • Prior documentation of (63) semester hours from regionally accredited community colleges or regionally accredited four-year institutions.This applies to transfer students only.
  • Students must complete fifteen (15) semester hours in each of the following TWO degree granting academic schools: 1. School of Arts & Humanities, 2. School of Business, 3. School of Education and 4. School of Social Sciences. 
  • At least six (6) semester hours must be in 300-400 level courses in each academic school (24 semester hours total).
  • Completion of a 400 level senior seminar course (LS 499).
  • Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or higher in major requirement courses.
  • Transfer students from a regionally accredited community college or regionally accredited four-year institution may transfer up to 63 credits.

Student Advisement

All students pursuing the major in Liberal Studies will be advised by the School of Professional Studies and/or Student Success Center. All students MUST meet with an academic advisor to complete a Liberal Studies degree plan and formally declare the major. 

Semester Hour Summary for B.A. in Liberal Studies Online

General Education/Free Electives
Academic Schools
Senior Seminar
Major Free Electives
Total.

63 sem hrs (already taken or transferred in via transcript review)
48 sem hrs (online)
3 sem hrs (online)
6 sem hrs (online)
120 semester hours