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Liberal Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Redlands, CA, United States
Because you can choose from many different teaching career paths, we in the Liberal Studies program from University of Redlands are dedicated to helping you find the best, most exciting and most practical path towards a career in education.
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Course Description

  • Regardless of what major you choose, you can always turn to us for advising about the undergraduate requirements that will prepare you for the teaching credential or graduate degree of your choice. We can also direct you towards field experience and community service options that will bring you into early contact with practicing teachers, counselors and principals.
  • Did you know that you do not necessarily have to major in Liberal Studies to become an elementary school (K-8) teacher? Students interested in teaching at either the elementary or secondary school levels can and should pursue any major that interests them. If you would like to pursue a different major, we can show you how to utilize Liberal Arts Foundation requirements (LAFs) to give yourself a broad education in the subjects included in California State Standards and in the multiple-subject CSET.
  • If you choose to complete the Liberal Studies program from University of Redlands, we will provide you with exciting classes that introduce you to the classroom and to the profession, prepare you for the multiple-subject requirements, get you in contact with professionals in education, and give you the opportunity to conduct research pertinent to education. Many career markets in education favor people who have specialized in a specific area. Therefore, the Liberal Studies Program offers a practical path towards obtaining a double major in order to ensure that you have the best preparation for your chosen career path.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education
  • Studies in Education
  • Inquiry and Analysis in Education
  • Senior Research Seminar in Education
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • American History Since 1877

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The Common Application, including the personal essay and University of Redlands member questions
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary school report
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability
  • Students whose native language is not English, must meet the English requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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