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Liberal Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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The B.A. in Liberal Studies program at California Baptist University covers a broad range of subjects and is perfect for those wanting to teach in elementary school. A second track is available for those who just want more breadth in their college education. Either way, liberal studies majors can select a concentration to dive deeper into a particular area of interest.

About

Why study the  Liberal Studies program at California Baptist University?

Many of our graduates serve in schools as teachers, counselors, psychologists, early childhood specialists, administrators and in other important educational roles. Others serve in non-educational environments like workplaces, governments and charities where they help adult learners contribute to the success of their organizations.

We ground our students in teaching-learning theory but we also equip them with the practical skills needed to create learning environments. We help them fit instructional strategies to a wide range of educational settings and learners. Our ultimate goal is to teach our graduates how to create self-sufficient, lifelong learners who not only master content but also critically analyze what they learn, collaborate well with others, create innovative solutions and communicate effectively.

Career opportunities

Manager

Teacher

Education administrator

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Oral Communication
  • Intermediate Composition
  • Intro to Literature
  • Intro to Children's Literature
  • Writing in Context
  • Lang Structure and Acquisition
  • History of US to Reconstruction
  • History of US Since Civil War
  • History of California
  • Humanities 
  • History of US to Reconstruction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Traditional Program Per Unit 1,267 USD

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT
International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)
  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above
Need-Based Grants 
  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

Athletic Scholarships

Drama Scholarships

Engineering Scholarships – Up to $5,000 per year

Journalism and Speech/Debate Scholarships – Up to $2,000 per year

Music - Vocal, Instrumental and Piano Performance Scholarships

Visual Art Scholarships

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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