Liberal Studies Degree Plan

The BA in Liberal Studies is Peirce College's most flexible degree completion program. Students can apply up to 102 transfer credits, including up to 60 free elective credits.

Students can transfer credits earned from a wide variety of sources, including Study.com courses, CLEP® exams and other credit-by-exams, military and professional training and select professional certifications, as well as college courses completed at other accredited colleges and universities.

Students select one of seven career-relevant tracks: Criminal Justice, Customer Service, Cybersecurity, Human Resource Management, Management, Medical Coding, and Leadership. The program can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses. 

Curriculum

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS STUDY.COM EQUIVALENCY MIN. CREDITS
PRC 101 Peirce College Orientation N/A 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications OR Computer Science 103: Computer Concepts & Applications 3
COM 112 Speech Communication Communications 101: Public Speaking 3
COM 312* Practical Reasoning N/A 3
ENG 101 English Composition English 104: College Composition I 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research English 105: College Composition II 3
HUM 102* Introduction to Ethics N/A 3
HUM/HIS Humanities/History Core (choose 1) Multiple Options 3
MAT 101 Introduction to College Mathematics Math 102: College Mathematics (MAT 101 or Higher) 3
MAT 102 College Algebra Math 101: College Algebra 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology 3
SCI Science Core (choose 2) Multiple Options 6
SOC SCI Social Science Core (choose 1) Multiple Options 3
GEN ED General Education Core (choose 1) Multiple Options 3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS STUDY.COM EQUIVALENCY MIN. CREDITS
  Open Electives Multiple options   51-60

Academic Tracks   18-27

Criminal Justice Track (18 credits)  
CJS 101
CJS 104
CJS 107
CJS 207
CJS 213
CJS 224
Introduction to Criminal Justice 
Criminal Court System
Criminology 
Ethics in Criminal Justice 
The Correction System
Juvenile Justice 
Criminal Justice 101
n/a
Criminal Justice 104
n/a
n/a
Criminal Justice 305
3
3
3
3
3
3

Customer Service Track (18 credits)

COM 202
MGT 114
MGT 126
MGT 119
MGT 130
MGT 132
Intercultural Communications
Essentials of Customer Service
Organizations and People 
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Introduction to Supervision and Management 
Process Management  
Communications 301
n/a
n/a
n/a
Business 111
n/a
3
3
3
3
3
3

Cybersecurity Track (18 credits)

ITN 144
ISC 310
ISC 325

ISC 410
ISC 425
ITN 405
Introduction to Network Security
Information, Security and Risk Assessment
Access Control, Security Assessment and Security in the Software 
Asset Security and Security Engineering 
Network Security and Security Engineering 
Ethical Hacking 
Computer Science 202
Computer Science 110

n/a
n/a
n/a
Computer Science 321
3
3

3
3
3
3

Human Resource Management (18 credits)

HRM 201
HRM 306
HRM 310
HRM 350
HRM 395
MGT 126
Introduction to HR Management 
Managing Employment Law 
Training Development and Design 
Human Capital Management 
Total Rewards 
Organizations and People 
Business 106
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
3
3
3
3
3
3

Management Track (18 credits)

BUS 100
HRM 201
MGT 210
MGT 306
MGT 405
ACC 105
Introduction to Business 
Introduction to HR Management 
Applied Management Concepts 
Organizational Dynamics 
Strategic Management 
Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 
Business 100
Business 106
Business 101
Business 307
n/a
n/a
3
3
3
3
3
3

Medical Coding Track (27 credits)

SCI 240
SCI 250
SCI 270
HIT 100
HIT 101
HIY 218
HIY 220
HIT 225
HIT 221
or
HIT 226
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Pathophysiology
Medical Terminology 
Introduction to Health Information Technology 
Healthcare Reimbursement 
ICD-10 CM Coding 
CPT/Outpatient Coding 
Advanced ICD Coding and Virtual PPE

Advanced CPT Coding and Virtual PPE 
Biology 105
n/a
Biology 106
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

n/a
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3
   Leadership Track (18 credits)    
BUS 100
MGT 114
MGT 119
MGT 210
MGT 306
MGT 310
Introduction to Business 
Essentials of Customer Service 
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 
Applied Management Concepts 
Organizational Dynamics 
Ethical Leadership
Business 100
n/a
n/a
Business 101
Business 307
Business 318
3
3
3
3
3
3

 

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