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. Beginning fall 2017, there are updated degree requirements for the BSLA.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts through JBU's Degree Completion Program you must:

  1. Complete 39 semester hours in the program
    COR 1103 - Orientation to Learning
    EGL 4003 - Masterpieces of Literature
    HST 2153 - 20th Century World History
    RPH 3003 - Introduction to Philosophy
    RPH 4423 - Ethics
    ART 2233 - Art History I
    BBL 3003 - Evangelical Theology
    SST 1113 - Introduction to Sociology
    MUS 2083 - Masterpieces of Music

    Communications (choose two):
    COM 3453 - Social Movements
    COM 4363 - Political Communication
    COM 4373 - Online Advocacy

    Government (choose two):
    POL 2013 - American Government
    POL 3003 - Political Philosophy
    POL 3133 - Politics of Social Policy

  2. Complete a total of 124 (including 39 hours above) semester hours accepted by John Brown University

  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or above for all degree work and 2.25 in the major

  4. Complete the following general education requirements:
    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**
    Electives - 43 hours


    *8 hours maximum in one discipline

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

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