Liberal Arts

This liberal arts bachelor's degree provides a solid foundation of knowledge and practical skills for future teachers and those entering a variety of other professions. Our experienced faculty create a stimulating interdiciplinary learning environment for you to explore a broad range of topics. This major is designed to prepare you for success in your life, community and career.

Unique Features

  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Cohort groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Cohorts of 12-24 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced university faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
  • 18 month program

Our Graduates

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.

Admissions Requirements

  • 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
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma
  • Co-requisites:*
    • 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.


View a list of courses and descriptions.


New cohorts are formed each spring (February) and fall (August).

Further Information

How much does it cost?

Tuition is competitively priced and financial aid is available. View details on tuition and fees.

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:

Fresno Main Campus Bakersfield Center North Fresno Center Visalia CenterMerced Center
559-453-2016 661-617-4500 559-573-7800 559-302-4100209-354-5900

To view all of the majors offered in the degree completion program, please visit our degree completion program page.

Program Director