The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program is a degree- completion program designed to accommodate students with prior learning credit who wish to create a program to meet personal and professional interests. The program allows students to receive credit for eligible prior learning, which may include transfer credits from a regionally or nationally accredited institution, military training,or other experiential learning.
During the first term of study, students will develop an Individualized Learning Plan under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The Individualized Learning Plan contains a career goal statement and outlines the coursework the student will complete as part of his or her degree plan. The student and faculty advisor choose up to two focus areas that align with the student’s professional and personal goals. The student is required to write a one-paragraph goal statement explaining his or her rationale for choosing the area(s) of focus and submit it to his or her faculty advisor for approval.
Students will complete the core and major requirements outlined in the degree plan and may choose elective courses from this Catalog that support the educational goals developed in their Individualized Learning Plan.
Graduates of this program may find career opportunities in a variety of fields based on the individualized design of the program. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours, including the standard general education requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.