Earning a Liberal Arts Degree at Regis

Regis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree offers a strong, foundational educational experience that integrates knowledge of classic Liberal Arts, emphasizing and strengthening leadership in everyday living.

Note: Some course work may need to be completed through directed study.

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B.A. Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Degree Overview

The campus-based Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts prepares students with highly marketable skills that can be applied within a variety of job markets including business, government, social services, education and science. It's designed for adult students who seek to understand how ethical decision making works in a business environment, the basic knowledge of logic and reasoning, and how social groups interact, while learning the key elements to effective written and oral communication.

Regis University's B.A. in Liberal Arts curriculum presents you with choices in the following areas of specialization:

  • Catholic Studies
  • Civil Society Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Irish Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies

The Liberal Arts degree from Regis University's College for Professional Studies equips you with excellent communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, preparing you to play a significant and leading role in the strategic success of today's range of companies. In addition, as a liberal arts major, this degree is a springboard for those who desire advanced degrees in business, law, and management.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program lays the foundation for you to continue your education in our Master of Arts or MBA program or through other graduate degrees from our School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Total Liberal Arts Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational courses: 21 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 24 credit hours
  • Specialization (optional): 12 credit hours
  • Minor (optional): 0 or 12 credit hours
  • General electives: 14 or 26 credit hours (if minor is selected); 38 credit hours (if minor is not selected)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this Liberal Arts degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

CPS: Undergraduate Core

Advncd Oral/Written

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(3SH)
COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475

English Composition

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EN 203 (3SH)

Global Issues

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Global Issues (6SH)

HU 366 - Leading Lives That Matter

Provides an opportunity to explore the question, "How ought we to live?" in light of educational and professional goals within the context of the Jesuit tradition.

Literature/Hum

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Literature/Humanities (3SH)

Mathematics

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MT 201, MT 204, MT 270 (3SH)

Natural Science

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Natural Science (3SH)

Oral Communication

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COM 210 or COM 211 (3SH)

Philosophy

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All PL courses (6SH)

Religious Studies

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all RC and RS courses (6SH)

Social Science

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Social Science (6SH)

Liberal Arts Major Foundational

EN 325 - Research Writing

Explores all avenues of scholarly research available to liberal arts students including library, Internet, and primary resources. Focuses on research writing, correct style and citation requirements.

Pre-requisite: EN*203

Ethics

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Three (3) semester hours selected from
PL 360, BA 495E, COM 427, OR PA 495F

HS 240E - W

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Western Civilization

Nat Sci/Math

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Three (3) semester hours Natural Science or Mathematics

PL 250 - Introduction to Philosophy

Conveys a sense of what philosophy has been and engages students in a philosophical reflection on perennial and contemporary issues. Emphasizes knowledge, freedom, value and society.

SO 200 - Introduction to Sociology

Studies sociological perspectives, focusing on social groups and social interaction. Presents basic sociological terms and concepts, and examines a variety of social institutions and processes.

Cross listing(s): SO 200C.

Liberal Arts Major Upper Division

HU 483 - Capstone Research Principles and Methods

Introduces research design, data acquisition, and analysis. Emphasizes the development of skills necessary for original research for the senior capstone. NOTE: This course must be taken prior to HU 493-Senior Capstone.

Cross listing(s): RS 483.

HU 493 - Senior Capstone

Culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory through research. NOTE: 18 SH of upper division liberal arts required.

Pre-requisite: TAKE HU*483;

Cross listing(s): RS 493.

Upper Division 18SH

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Take eighteen (18) upper division semester hours
from any subject in the Core Studies area.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

BA 495E Ethical Decision Making in Business (3.00)

Focuses on ethical problems in the business environment including whistle-blowing, employee rights, privacy, hiring, compensation, as well as corporate social responsibility and governance. Covers the fundamental philosophical theories that can be used to address these dilemmas. Individually, students investigate specific dilemmas inherent in their chosen profession and analyze how those problems could be resolved by value-driven ethical standards.

Cross listing(s): AC 495E EC 495E.

COM 427 Communication Ethics (3.00)

Explores theoretical and practical issues in the explanations of ethical options and decisions in relational, organizational, and mass communication contexts. Case studies, practical analysis, and current ethical dilemmas in communication are investigated from multiple theoretical perspectives.

EN 325 Research Writing (3.00)

Explores all avenues of scholarly research available to liberal arts students including library, Internet, and primary resources. Focuses on research writing, correct style and citation requirements.

Pre-requisite: EN*203

HS 240E-W Western Civilization: (3.00)

Examines specified historical eras to gain a better understanding of political, geographical, and social history of life in the 21st century.

HU 483 Capstone Research Principles and Methods (3.00)

Introduces research design, data acquisition, and analysis. Emphasizes the development of skills necessary for original research for the senior capstone. NOTE: This course must be taken prior to HU 493-Senior Capstone.

Cross listing(s): RS 483.

HU 493 Senior Capstone (3.00 - 6.00)

Culminating experience of the major, focusing on integration and application of theory through research. NOTE: 18 SH of upper division liberal arts required.

Pre-requisite: TAKE HU*483;

Cross listing(s): RS 493.

PA 495F Ethics in Government (3.00)

Focuses on ethical problems that arise and role of the individual decision-maker in the entry-level position as opposed to the managerial level. Studies the various philosophical and social/psychological decision making systems which can be used to resolve ethical problems. Includes case studies and role-playing in the government setting.

Cross listing(s): BA 495F.

PL 250 Introduction to Philosophy (3.00)

Conveys a sense of what philosophy has been and engages students in a philosophical reflection on perennial and contemporary issues. Emphasizes knowledge, freedom, value and society.

PL 360 Ethics (3.00)

Questions the foundation of ethical judgment. Examines key responses to this question and explores various issues (e.g. abortion, capital punishment and the socioeconomic order).

Cross listing(s): HO 338K.

SO 200 Introduction to Sociology (3.00)

Studies sociological perspectives, focusing on social groups and social interaction. Presents basic sociological terms and concepts, and examines a variety of social institutions and processes.

Cross listing(s): SO 200C.

How to Apply

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

At a minimum, applicants seeking a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from the College for Professional Studies must either:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form.
    • Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university.
    • Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Class Starts

Term Class Start Date
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014
Summer 8W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W2 - 2014 June 9, 2014
Summer 8W2 - 2014 June 30, 2014
Summer 5W3 - 2014 July 14, 2014

Tuition

Regis University Degree Tuition: B.A. in Liberal Arts

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,100 - $55,730 30 - 128 $435 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.