The Liberal Arts Studies major at Avila
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Arts degree from Avila maximizes your already-earned college credits, military service, and prior-learning certificate hours, letting you turn 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.
- Transfer credit friendly.
- The perfect choice for completing your degree.
At Avila University, your liberal arts 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.
You can do this: Fully online Bachelor of Arts degree
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.
At Avila we understand that learning takes place outside the classroom. Through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) you can earn college credit through transfer, prior learning portfolio, correspondence, military service, and standardized tests. To get credit for what you already know, see our page on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
(Books and class materials are your responsibility in all Adult undergraduate programs.)
Now available to all workers who are displaced, laid-off, or furloughed. This 25% off of tuition discount is available to your spouse or partner as well. Apply within six months of separation from your employer and enroll in Fall 2021 classes to qualify.
Are you interested in liberal arts studies?
Be Prepared for Your Career
Incoming freshmen are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at:
- Blue Springs School District
- Burns & McDonnell
Avila Liberal Arts Studies students are pursuing careers in a wide range of industries as:
- Technical writer
- Events director
- Financial analyst
- Human resources specialist
- Marketing specialist
- Public relations specialist
- Project manager
- Social worker
Avila Liberal Arts Studies gives you a framework for creativity, problem-solving, communication, and other skills that can be applied to an endless range of career fields and jobs.
Choose your Concentration
Behavioral & Social SciencesEmphasizing communications, psychology and sociology, the Behavioral & Social Sciences concentration is for students who want to address societal questions from an interdisciplinary lens.
HumanitiesThe Humanities concentration is targeted to students who are interested by the intersection of society and culture, with coursework available in the visual arts, music, religion and other fields.
Natural SciencesThe Natural Sciences concentration is for students with a keen interest in scientific discovery and strong communications skills, featuring coursework in biology, chemistry, mathematics and other fields.
Transferring to Avila?
We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
An Environment to Enhance your Education
Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons
This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.
Guaranteed Internship Opportunities
All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.
Close to Everything Kansas City
At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.
Find Your Mentor
Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.
“I had no idea how much I would appreciate Avila before I came, but I really do.”Alexis Delgado / ’21