B.A. On Campus

Liberal Arts and Sciences

University of Kansas

48 months
28364 USD/year
27050 USD/year
10182 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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.


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.

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28364 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    27050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27050 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10182 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10182 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 6 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Kansas


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Tuition fee settings