Program Overview

Arcadia University currently offers a Bachelor's Degree of Liberal Studies. This degree integrates a versatile range of social science, arts and humanities study.  Students will be able to complete this program entirely online. Students in the Philadelphia area will be able to combine online courses with accelerated evening classes on campus.  Arcadia has a number of program coaches that are available to assist online students in developing a flexible schedule.

An associate’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission into this program. Arcadia University will accept up to 75 credits from a 2-year university and up to 90 credits from 4-year institutions.  Once accepted, students will take 4 Liberal Studies Core Classes which are as follows: Introduction to Liberal Studies, Evaluating Research, Social Theory and Liberal Studies Capstone.  Students will then choose up to 36 credits in the concentration of their choosing. Examples of concentrations of study include Social Sciences, Business, Health Administration, History, English, Theater, Art, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology and Design.  Arcadia also gives students the opportunity to participate in their unique Leadership Concentration. This concentration will teach students how to practice successful leadership through the study of theories and practical skills by offering such classes as Emotional Intelligence, Building a High Performance Team, Ethics in Leadership, Leading in a Global Environment and Dynamic Communications.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Arcadia University, located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, began in 1853 as a small Methodist college. Arcadia acquired university status in 2001. Arcadia University provides a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience for intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a life of scholarship, service, and professional contribution. Building upon its legacy of distinction in global education, Arcadia University will be a vibrant and supportive community of diverse scholars and learners; renowned for its high-quality faculty, staff, and students; acclaimed for its student-centered focus; and valued for making a difference in the lives of its graduates.

    The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master's degrees, doctoral degrees, graduate certificates and various online learning courses. Many degrees and certificate programs are offered fully online. Online classes take form in online, hybrid, and accelerated formats.


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