The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies is issued by USC Columbia.
Businesses and organizations need employees who can write and speak clearly, manage and solve problems and function creatively and effectively in the real world. Your Liberal Studies degree will prepare you for success in these critical areas through a multidisciplinary program you will design with an experienced advisor. The degree allows you to address your interests, offering the opportunity for study in one of two fields: social and behavioral sciences or arts and humanities.
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree requires 120 hours. In addition to
general education and elective requirements, students will earn 27 hours in their
major option. Students will earn 12 hours in a concentration area different from their
major. All students in this program also must take South Carolina studies, complete
an internship and take a senior capstone course.
See the curriculum
Prerequisites & Requirements
Students must have 60 hours of previous college credit to apply for this online degree program. If you haven't earned your hours yet, you can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses statewide, or at any technical college. To find out if you're qualified to apply for this program, please contact a Palmetto College advisor.
Total requirements for this degree: 120 hours
Major requirements available online: 48 hours
GPA: 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale)
If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about two years—the same as
if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter
Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Missing Documents||Final Registration||Tuition Deadline||Class Start|
|Fall 2017||July ,1 2017||August 1, 2017||August 30, 2017||August 16, 2017||August 24, 2017|
|Fall II 2017||
September 15, 2017
***USC Campus Transfers can submit applications until October 1, 2017***
|October 1, 2017||October 23, 2017||October 23, 2017||October 23, 2017|
|Spring 2018||November 1, 2017||December 1, 2017||January 16, 2018||TBD||January 16, 2018|
|Spring II 2018
||March 1, 2018||March 1, 2018||March 19, 2018||TBD||March 19, 2018|
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Call, chat, or email us today! Our trained advisors can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances.
If you've already talked to a Palmetto College advisor, just follow the application instructions for this degree.