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.
We strongly encourage you to submit all official credentials within two weeks of applying.
FALL II 2018 (Classes begin October 22, 2018): September 15 2018 for transfers and readmits. Transcripts for all completed coursework must be received by August 15, 2018.October 1 2018 for change of campus/system transfers. If you are not a change of campus/system transfer student, you are eligible to apply for a subsequent term.
SPRING I 2019 (classes begin January 14)
System Transfer Application: December 1
System Transfer Credentials: December 7
Transfer & Readmit Application: November 1
Transfer & Readmit Credentials: November 15
SPRING II 2019 (classes begin March 18)
System Transfer Application: March 1
System Transfer Credentials: March 8
Transfer & Readmit Application: February 15
Transfer & Readmit Credentials: March 1
SUMMER I 2019 (classes begin May 13)
Application: May 1
Credentials: May 7
SUMMER II 2019 (classes begin July 8 (all types))
Application: June 15
Credentials: June 21
FALL I 2019 (classes begin August 22)
System Transfer Application: July 15
System Transfer Credentials: July 22
Transfer & Readmit Application: July 1
Transfer & Readmit Credentials: July 15
FALL II 2019 (classes begin October 21)
System Transfer Application: October 1
System Transfer Credentials: October 9
Transfer & Readmit Application: September 15
Transfer & Readmit Credentials: September 27
Ready to get started?
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.