Liberal Studies Degree

Liberal Studies Degree

The Liberal Studies major provides students the opportunity to self-design a program of study so that they can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Whether you are seeking to broaden your intellectual and cultural awareness, prepare for graduate study or seek a new career, the Liberal Studies degree offers you both flexibility and academic excellence. At Alvernia, students will work with an advisor to review which courses are transferable and design a program tailored to their specific professional or intellectual interests.   


Eligible students must transfer at least 90 credits of applicable college work. Up to 75 credit hours may be accepted from regionally accredited community, junior or other two-year colleges. Up to 60 credits could have previously been earned at Alvernia. A minimum of 30 credits need to be at the 300 and 400 levels at Alvernia.

Curriculum Overview

Students will complete at least 30 Alvernia credit hours in the following ways:
    > by completing 15 credits at the 300 and 400 levels in a Liberal Studies sequence

    > by completing 15 credits at the 300 and 400 levels of a modified Alvernia core to include:
         • Social Science (3 credits)
         • Literature (3 credits)
         • Theology (3 credits)
         • Philosophy (3 credits)
         • Ethics/Morality (3 credits)

More Information

For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, we invite you to contact the Adult Education Coordinator, at 1-888-ALVERNIA (1-888-258-3764, ext. 6) or You can also fill out our request form for more information on our Liberal Studies Degree.

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