Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies is a degree completion program that requires 180-200 quarter units (depending on concentration) to complete. At least 60 upper-division quarter units must be completed at Antioch University. A minimum of 36 quarter (24 semester) units must have previously been completed to enter the program.
At AUSB you claim your education with innovative coursework taught by experienced professionals who want to prepare you to think independently and apply your degree to your career.
AUSB is a Solid Foundation for Life
AUSB offers students a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies that produces globally aware citizens and socially responsible leaders. Completing your bachelors degree at AUSB will provide you with one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, serving as the foundation for success in your career and in community leadership.
Bachelors Degree With Values & Purpose
When you choose an AUSB bachelors degree program, you empower yourself to claim your education. Our approach to learning and teaching is innovative, reflective, experiential, and engaging.
We combine academic and hands-on experience through learning to build important intellectual and professional tools like problem-solving skills, critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and self-awareness. The bachelor of arts curriculum provides an innovative, student-centered, contemporary liberal education that uniquely prepares students for graduate studies and professional success in their chosen careers.
Prepare for Your Next Step Forward
Our concentrations are designed to prepare students for careers or graduate studies in psychology, human services, communication, creative writing, business, and education. Classes are offered in multiple formats: face-to-face, online or hybrid. Field experience, internships, practica and independent study round out our variety of course modalities and enable students to move beyond the classroom, to put theory into practice. In addition, students can earn credit for college level learning gained through life experience.
Through transfer agreements and partnerships with our local community colleges we provide resources and counseling services for students currently attending community colleges in our local area. Students who are not currently enrolled in community college are offered similar services and should contact the Office of Admissions. We can provide transcript evaluations to determine the amount units that will transfer to AUSB as well as assisting you creating a smooth transition into the program.
Who is Right for Antioch?
Adult learners of all ages. Our undergraduate and graduate programs provide an innovative, student-centered, liberal arts education for adult learners of any age.
People who need a flexible schedule. AUSB recognizes that many students are balancing education with work, life and family. Our curriculum offers students the flexibility of programs adapted to your needs and a mixture of learning formats that can include classes, workshops, seminars, and working in the community.
Diverse backgrounds. Our student body hails from a broad range of personal backgrounds, education experience, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and professional experience. Our campus is a welcoming environment for all identities.
BA Program Enrollment Metrics
Includes both full-time and part-time students.
Graduation Rate – % of cohort who entered in 2008 and graduated by June 30, 2012:
75.8% – 4 year graduation rate for BA Completion Program
Retention Rate (1 Year) based on 2011-12 cohort – 75.6%