Degree Requirements – Liberal Arts

The online degree in Liberal Arts from JBU provides you with a flexible path to complete your bachelor’s degree. Each of the online classes is eight (8) weeks in length.

Requirements to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts through JBU's Degree Completion Program are detailed below.

Required General Education Courses (42 credit hours)

English Composition – 6 hours
Humanities/Fine Arts – 9 hours*
Natural Science – 3 hours
Mathematics – 3 hours
Natural Science/Math – 3 hours
Social/Behavioral Science – 9 hours*
Health/Physical Education – 3 hours
Biblical Studies – 6 hours

*8 hours maximum in one discipline


**If you have not had Biblical Studies courses, online options are available at JBU. Talk with your advisor if you need to fulfill this requirement.

Required Core Courses (15 credit hours)

COR 1103 – Orientation to John Brown University
EGL 4003 – Masterpieces of Literature
HST 2153 – 20th Century World History
RPH 3003 – Introduction to Philosophy
RPH 4423 – Ethics

Psychology (choose 12 credit hours)

PSY 2233 – Theories of Counseling
PSY 2383 – Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PSY 2393 – Research Methods
PSY 3203 – Psychological Testing
PSY 3423 – Social Psychology
PSY 4213 – Abnormal Psychology
PSY 4333 – Cognitive Psychology
PSY 4343 – Theories of Learning

Communication (choose 6 credit hours)

COM 3453 – Social Movements
COM 4363 – Political Communication
COM 4373 – Online Advocacy

Government (choose 6 credit hours)

POL 2013 – American Government
POL 3003 – Political Philosophy
POL 3133 – Politics of Social Policy

Additional approved college credit hours = 43

(Should be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor)

 

Minimum total semester hours required to graduate from JBU = 124

Note: The last number in the course number indicates the total credit hour(s) per course