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Liberal Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Orange, NJ, United States
The Liberal Studies program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The program provides a more individualized education than can be gained by a concentration in one of the usual majors of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Overview

In the program, an education in the liberal arts is the foundation for students' intellectual life and provides their preparation for various careers. Students are able to develop a course of study by selecting from a variety of courses. Students in the program learn to analyze what they read, to write effectively, and to appreciate art in its various forms. Students have gone on to further study or careers in such areas as education, teaching, business, law, linguistics, and creative writing.

The programme

The Liberal Studies program establishes a solid foundation in the disciplines of the College of Arts and Sciences. To complete the major, students are required to satisfy the core requirements of the College. In addition, students are required to complete a program that consists of an 18-credit minor, 15 additional credits from the liberal arts, a 3-credit writing course, and a Senior Seminar. After these requirements are met, students must take sufficient electives to satisfy minimum graduation requirements of 120 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

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