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Liberal Studies

Start Your Liberal Arts Education Off Right

Liberal studies is a way to attain equal parts of knowledge from several different fields of study to move forward with a well-equipped set of skills for any situation. As a liberal studies associate degree major, you’ll explore different facets of contemporary American life and broaden your horizons toward a global perspective.

With Urbana’s Liberal Studies associate degree, you’ll not only be prepared for a number of entry level careers in just two years, but you’ll also have a core knowledge to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program with confidence.

Enjoy Academic Services for Liberal Studies Students

Whether you plan to go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree or you’re just getting started in college, Urbana offers an intimate learning environment with the courses you need to complete your liberal studies program at your own pace.

At Urbana you will find that possibility is crafted into something tangible and achievable. With a ready-set-go approach, Urbana takes you from the classroom to the workplace with all the tools and services you need to be successful.


What Can I Do with an Urbana Liberal Studies Degree?

An associate of arts degree in liberal studies can be the ticket to success as you define it, laying a strong educational foundation for the profession of your choice.

Our graduates transfer easily into different bachelor’s degree programs or slide right into an entry-level career with an outstanding skill set in writing, history and more.

Program Outcomes

  1. Able to reason critically, analyze and solve problems objectively, and think creatively.

  2. Proficient in written and oral communication.

  3. Able to think critically about their own personal moral and ethical values as well as societal values.

  4. Well prepared for employment or advancement in their career.

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate or bachelor's degree must present evidence of high school completion in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicants academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests. Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for first-time freshmen. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum standardized test scores used for placement in University courses may be required to undergo placement testing.

Undergraduate admission requirements and materials:

A student who meets at least one of the following criteria is eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student:

  • Has provided official documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent (see documentation required below), or
  • Has an associate, bachelor or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, an institution recognized as a candidate for accreditation, or an institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation

Documentation required:

1. Documentation of high school graduation or equivalence is required for applicants who are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours that apply towards a degree.

2. If the student has transferable hours of 24 credit hours or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, then they will not have to provide a high school diploma or equivalence. Acceptable forms of documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence for undergraduate admission must include one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript listing the date of graduation
  • Official GED certificate
  • Official documentation of having passed a State High School Equivalency examination
  • Official documentation of a home school completion certificate/transcript
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions (college, universities, professional schools, etc.) attended

3. Any applicant seeking to be a first-time freshman undergraduate degree-seeking students at Urbana University must supply standardized test scores (ACT SAT) to be used for placement in courses., to determine athletic eligibility, and/or determine institutional scholarship qualification.

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally accredited institution are required.

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