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Liberal Arts and Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lawrence, KS, United States
The Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from University of Kansas is an option allowing intentional breadth, consisting of the completion of the KU Core and one of two options for degree completion.
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Overview

Why pursue the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from University of Kansas?

  • If, as a student, your personal goals are best served by:
  • A more broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum with balanced contributions from natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities (requiring exploration in 15 different disciplines  in the College).
  • The broadest preparation for admission into a professional program.
  • An avenue for adding a bachelor’s degree to an already existing technical degree or licensure certificate.
  • A degree option with maximum flexibility.
  • A distance-education option for a KU degree.
  • A degree that provides students the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge employers indicate are required for success in our changing economy and world community — skills that are limited in current college graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The B.G.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree option is:

  • Not an “Easy Out” degree option. Academic standards are the same for all degrees granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Not a quick option for a bachelor’s degree.  (A minimum of 120 hours required, including degree specific coursework.)  
  • Not an option in which students may pursue majors or minors in the College.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Provide evidence of high school graduation with a curriculum that would prepare you for university studies in your home country
  • Credentials and Requirements by Country for Freshman Admission to the College of LIberal Arts and Sciences
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Submit English proficiency test scores (dependent upon score level, scores are used to either determine English proficiency or to estimate students' placement in an appropriate level of ESL courses, as needed) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27050 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10182 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10182 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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