Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield

Program Details

The University of Illinois at Springfield offers an online liberal arts degree that emphasizes the integration of key learning categories with a variety of instructional methods, resulting in a well-rounded and individualized academic experience. Students gain enhanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learn to be engaged and responsible citizens who consider ethics and consequences of actions, and become familiar with a broad and integrated core of knowledge. In planning their degree program, students must choose electives that address the following categories, with at least one upper-division course in each area required:

  • Identity – the search for meaning
  • Work – the value of vocation
  • Nature – ecology of the planet
  • Institutions – the social web
  • Language – the crucial connection
  • Heritage – the living past
  • Art – the aesthetic dimension

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Illinois at Springfield is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • A bachelor completion program requires 120 credits, including transfer credits.
  • A minimum of 30 hours at the lower-division