B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science

About the Program


The Online B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science degree completion program is designed for those who possess at least 24 college credits and want to complete a bachelor’s degree in a convenient setting. This quality liberal studies program offers students solid academic preparation and is ideal for working adults who need a bachelor’s degree in order to pursue a career or advance in their current position.


The online courses that make up the 39 semester hours provided by this program have been carefully chosen from Rowan’s Philosophy & Religion Studies and PR in the Workplace programs to provide the interpersonal awareness, communication skills and cultural sensitivity often required for upper level positions. Philosophy and Religion courses promote rigorous inquiry involving both analytical and integrative reasoning, and provide crucial tools for decision making. PR courses provide an understanding of the impact of public opinion on the success of an organization and effective written and verbal communication skills.


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Program Code: .BOBA-LIBSTU / Major Code: 4933 / Specialization Code: P486


Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours of approved general education and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The Online B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science program is a part-time, accelerated program that provides students with 39 of the required semester hours via online courses. Students will work with a Program Coordinator to evaluate eligible transfer credits, and determine their entire degree program and mode-of- delivery options.



Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally. Click on the courses below to view available course descriptions.


Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
PHIL 09120 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 09241 Philosophy & Society 3
REL 10200 Religions of the World 3
PHIL 09328 Philosophy & Gender 3
PHIL 09325 American Philosophy 3
REL 10210 Religion in America 3
PHRE 11490 Senior Seminar in Philosophy & Religion 3
ADV 04330 Introduction to Advertising 3
PR 06350 Introduction to PR 3
PR 06301 Basic PR Writing 3
ADV 04360 Integrated Marketing Communication 3
PR 06310 Intro to PR/Advertising Research 3
PR 99362 Public Opinion 3
Total Semester Hours: 39


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Admissions Requirements


The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the Online B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science degree completion program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • CGCE Undergraduate Transfer/Degree Completion Application Form (pdf)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current resume or its equivalent
  • At least 24 transferable undergraduate credits (45 is usually recommended)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

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Start Dates & Application Deadlines


Below is a list of B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.


Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Spring 2015 – Module 4 03/03/2015 02/01/2015
Summer 2015 – Module 5 05/05/2015 04/01/2015


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Tuition & Costs


$448 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)


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