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
  • 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

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Upper Division Requirements (24 credit hours)
Complete 6 classes (18 credit hours) of upper division course work for any subject in the Core Studies area.
HU 483 Capstone Research: Principles and Methods
HU 493 Senior Capstone

Optional Specialization (12 credit hours)

  • Catholic Studies
  • Civil Society Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies
Contact an admissions counselor for course options for above specializations: 800.944.7667 or ruadmissions@regis.edu.

Optional Minor

0-12 credit hours

General Electives (14, 26, or 38 credit hours)

If a specialization and a minor are completed: 14 credit hours

If a minor or a specialization is completed: 26 credit hours
If neither a specialization nor a minor is completed: 38 credit hours
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 128 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

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
Fall 5W3 - 2014 November 3, 2014
Spring 8W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015
Spring 5W1 - 2015 January 5, 2015
Spring 5W2 - 2015 February 9, 2015
Spring 8W2 - 2015 March 2, 2015
Spring 5W3 - 2015 March 16, 2015
Summer 8W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
Summer 5W1 - 2015 May 4, 2015
Summer 5W2 - 2015 June 8, 2015
Summer 8W2 - 2015 June 29, 2015
Summer 5W3 - 2015 July 13, 2015

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

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

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