Institute for Professional Studies: Liberal Arts

B.A. in Liberal Arts

Open up more opportunities for you and your family.

  • Transfer credit friendly.
  • Military-friendly.
  • Work-friendly.
  • The perfect choice for completing your degree.

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This is one of the best Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Arts degree programs as you’re able to maximize your already-earned college credits, military service, and prior-learning certificate hours, turning them into an undergraduate degree at the speed of life. In this general studies program, you’ll be able to tailor your degree and complete it in the shortest amount of time. This program is perfect if you’re already working in a field you love.

At Avila University, your general studies degree can give you a strong foundation of general education courses, including writing, humanities, history, and science. You’ll also develop the in-demand career skills of critical thinking, communication, and personal connections which gives you an edge in this competitive job market.

With the help of your academic advisor, your Liberal Arts degree aligns with your interests and goals. Concentrations for a bachelor of general studies include humanities, natural sciences, and behavioral sciences.

Career Outlook

A general studies degree can prepare you for a wide-range of job opportunities. The critical thinking and communication skills, plus the connections you’ll gain can benefit you numerous career paths. Plus, having a 4-year degree from an accredited institution like Avila University can help you advance your career across many fields.

Finishing your undergraduate degree can also boost your lifetime earnings.  A bachelor’s degree could increase your median weekly earnings by about 67%, compared to working with only a high school diploma. In 2019, bachelor’s degree holders also earned 33% more each week than workers who have completed some college courses but do not have a degree.

Jobs for bachelor’s degree holders are growing. Jobs that require a 4-year degree are projected to grow 10% between 2016 and 2026 – faster than the national average (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)

Bachelor’s degree holders also experienced lower rates of unemployment than workers with less education, at just 2.2% in 2019. Workers with some college experience but no degree saw 3.3% unemployment in 2019, while the unemployment rate for workers with only a high school diploma was 3.7%(Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)

No matter what your career goals, completing your undergraduate degree can help move you ahead.

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Use our College Credit Predictor to find out how much college credit your work history, education, military service, and training could be worth to you at Avila. Your knowledge + expertise = college credit (and savings).

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