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Liberal Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Liberal Arts majors follow their intellectual curiosity to pursue specific interests and a wide-ranging understanding of the history and sweep of human endeavor. Liberal Arts concentrations allow each student to create a cluster of courses across programs, focused on whatever sparks their intellectual passions. 

Liberal Arts majors graduate from University of the West with a strong sense of self and an understanding of their place and purpose in the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Examples of Concentrations
  • Global Studies: Integrate business, history, political science, religion, foreign language, culture, and related fields
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism: Integrate anthropology, sociology, psychology, religion, language, and related fields
  • Contemplative Studies: Integrate Buddhist studies, contemplative practice, meditation, philosophy, and psychology
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Business: Focus on areas such as management, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, and international business
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Contemporary and Historical Relations between East and West
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Practices
  • Mind and Mindfulness
  • Buddha and the Information Age
  • Religion and Psychology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application – Complete the UWest online application.
  • Official Transcripts – Copies of your high school transcript and transcripts from all universities you’ve attended. Transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from the school(s) to the Enrollment Office.
  • Letters of Recommendatio.
  • Personal Statement – A 400-500 word essay answering the question, “What skills and attitudes do you believe are necessary for a successful life?”
  • $100 Application fee – This is non-refundable and may be made by check or credit card. Please make checks out to University of the West.
  • Diploma – A copy of official high school diploma, or its equivalent.
  • Identification – Copies of two forms of legal identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: passport, driver license, identification card, or social security card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6264 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6264 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rosemead

  • 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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