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Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Chestnut Hill College’s Accelerated Adult Degree Program is designed for the adult learner. The Liberal Studies program not only provides depth across the liberal arts core and major curriculum requirements, but also allows students to specialize in and identify with specif ic disciplines: English, History, Political Science and Religious Studies.

he Liberal Studies (BA) degree program is a f lexible transfer program for students with courses from several different institutions, or who have earned Associate degrees (AA, AS, or AAS). Conceptual thought, constructive communication strategies, and the ability to synthesize arguments are all directly applicable in every professional setting, and support graduates when they transition from one profession to another.

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Jennifer Abrams, B.A. in Liberal Studies

“I absolutely love the Liberal Studies major. I have been able to transfer over most of my credits, as well as take CLEP exams to transfer in additional credits. The Liberal Studies major gives students the ability to take a variety of classes in the Arts, Languages, Sciences, Mathematics, and Philosophies. It is very holistic and practical.”

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Major Core Requirements

  • Creative Writing
  • Literature Elective
  • History/Political Science Elective
  • Philosophy Elective
  • Survey of Math
  • Religious Studies Elective
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • Senior Seminar

Information on Minor Specializations

Minor Specializations in English, History, Political Science and Religious Studies focus students’ attention on a select discipline within the liberal arts. Nine additional credits are required for each minor specialization, with additional direction and specific course requirements in the core and major curriculum in the areas of the minor specialization. Students can select up to two minor specializations.

Off-site Locations

In addition to the main campus, classes are also offered at convenient off-site locations including: Father Judge High School in Northeast Philadelphia, Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill, Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, and the University Center at Montgomery County Community.

Transferring Credits

Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university. Prior Learning Assessment options can also help you earn credits for on-the-job experience and training programs.

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