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Bachelor's in Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is multidisciplinary program designed for students with at least 45 transfer credits, especially those with a wide variety of credits earned at other institutions and credits awarded for professional and military training, credit-by-exam programs and other prior learning.

  • Save time and money by applying up to 102 transfer credits toward this degree, including up to 60 elective credits
  • Complete your remaining credits entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses in career-relevant tracks
  • Earn both your bachelor’s and a certificate of proficiency
  • Gain the knowledge and skills that prepare you for professional advancement and graduate-level study.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program will be able to:

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

  2. Solve problems using critical, analytical, and quantitative skills.

  3. Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge, skills, and methods in one’s discipline.

  4. Demonstrate information literacy.

  5. Use information technology proficiently and responsibly.

  6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in the workplace and the community.

Program at a Glance:

Credits:

121

Transfer Credits:

Up to 102 transfer credits can be applied to this degree.

Format:

100% online, or a blend of online and on-campus courses.

Cost:

See how you can finish this degree for as low as $11,000.

Per Credit Tuition:

$600 per credit

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*Tuition is based on 2019-2020 tuition and does not include fees or books.

Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 121

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
PRC 101Peirce College Orientation1
BIS 111Application Software Fundamentals3
COM 112Speech Communication3
COM 312Practical Reasoning3
ENG 101English Composition3
ENG 103Rhetoric and Research3
HUM 102Introduction to Ethics3
HUM/HISHUM Core (choose 1)3
MAT 101Introduction to College Mathematics3
MAT 102College Algebra3
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
SCISCI Core (choose 2)6
SOC SCISOC SCI Core (choose 1)3
GEN EDGen Ed Core (choose 1)3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
ELE

Elective courses (choose 26)

78

Students must select one of the following approved academic tracks.

Criminal Justice (18 credits)

  • CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJS 104 Criminal Court System
  • CJS 107 Criminology
  • CJS 207 Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CJS 213 The Correctional System
  • CJS 224 Juvenile Justice

Customer Service Management (18 credits)

  • COM 202 Intercultural Communications
  • MGT 114 Essential in Customer Service
  • MGT 126 Organizations and People
  • MGT 119 Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • MGT 130 Introduction to Supervision and Management
  • MGT 132 Process Management

Cybersecurity (18 credits)

  • ITN 144 Introduction to Network Security
  • ISC 310 Information Security and Risk Management
  • ISC 325 Access Control, Security Assessment and Security in the Software
  • ISC 410 Asset Security and Security Engineering
  • ISC 425 Network Security and Security Engineering
  • ITN 405 Ethical Hacking

Human Resource Management (18 credits)

  • HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • HRM 306 Managing Employment Law
  • HRM 310 Training Development and Design
  • HRM 350 Human Capital Management
  • HRM 395 Total Rewards
  • MGT 126 Organizations and People

Management (18 credits)

  • BUS 100 Introduction to Business
  • HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • MGT 210 Applied Management Concepts
  • MGT 306 Organizational Dynamics
  • MGT 405 Strategic Management
  • ACC 105 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Medical Coding (27 credits)

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

Leadership (18 credits)

  • BUS 100 Introduction to Business
  • MGT 114 Essentials of Customer Service
  • MGT 119 Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • MGT 210 Applied Management Concepts
  • MGT 306 Organizational Dynamics
  • MGT 310 Ethical Leadership

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