The bachelor of arts in liberal arts provides a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills, preparing you to succeed in your life, community and career. As a liberal arts graduate, you will be especially well-prepared for teacher credentialing programs and for the challenges faced by educators. FPU's experienced faculty create a stimulating interdisciplinary learning environment to explore a broad range of topics which is useful in a variety of professional settings.
- 18 month program
- Challenging and suppoortive academic environment
- Cohort groups of 12-24 adults progress through the program together
- Cohorts meet face-to-face for class one night per week
- Experienced university faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
Never has the need for effective educators been greater. Liberal arts graduates are prepared for a variety of fields, including private and public education, business and industry, government agencies, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Currently, our liberal arts graduates are serving as teachers, school counselors and school administrators, as well as in law enforcement, business and industry, county and local government, and non-profit and faith-based agencies.
- Completed application form and $40 fee (fee waived if you attend an information meeting)
- All application pieces, official transcripts, recommendation form and admissions essay
- Minimum 2.4 GPA
- 60 transferable baccalaureate level units
- Four years post-secondary experience
- KIN-121: Concepts of Wellness
- MATH-136: Mathematical Concepts I
- MATH-137: Mathematical Concepts II
*These co-requisite courses are required for graduation, and it is strongly recommended that students complete these courses prior to beginning the cohort.
What courses will I be taking?
View a list of courses and descriptions.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is competitively priced and financial aid is available. View details on tuition and fees.
When can I start?
New cohorts are formed each spring (February) and fall (August).
How do I apply?
The application process is straightforward. View details on how to apply.
For additional information or for program availability, contact the following Degree Completion Offices:
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To view all of the majors offered in the degree completion program, please visit our degree completion program page.
Degree completion information meetings
are held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.