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’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional elective units, for a total of 16 or more units. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 900

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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