Program Overview

California Baptist University offers a Bachelor of Arts completion degree in Liberal Studies. The curriculum is 50 units: 31 units of core courses, 12 units of concentration courses, and seven units of additional program courses. All students are to complete CST 100 and meet the Upper Christian Studies requirements. Additionally, all students must complete Composition and Intermediate Composition prior to taking the core courses; students must also complete Foundational Skills in Behavioral Science I &II, Intermediate Algebra and/or Psychology prior to taking the concentration courses. It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of 24 transferrable units.

The curriculum at California Baptist is quite unique; students are also encouraged to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Additionally, the curriculum has a holistic approach; students develop strong moral character while developing strong backgrounds in multiple disciplines. Christian perspectives are introduced into the coursework, and students develop a deeper understanding of how their values and faith relate to a variety of subjects. By integrating analytical thought and critical thinking into the curriculum, students develop a refined set of ethical and moral principles that are extremely valuable in both professional and personal endeavors.  

This major allows students to become exposed to a variety of educational disciplines that are useful and relevant. The liberal arts concentrations are: English, Human Development, Kinesiology, and Social Science.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited


    Minimum GPA of 2.0
    24 transferrable units preferred

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.


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