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Online Degree Completion Program B.A. in Liberal Arts

Student Eligibility

Girl laptop 1The B.A. in Liberal Arts Degree Completion Program facilitates undergraduate degree completion for upper-division students with a previous history of Fresno State academic success. The program is most suitable for working adults or those who otherwise would not return to Fresno State to complete a traditional degree program. The program offers significant flexibility through a choice of online courses to satisfy degree requirements within a one to two-year program. Regardless of previously declared major, students will change their major to a B.A. in Liberal Arts. 

Online Courses

Delivered completely online in 8-week sessions in under two years, this program is ideal for those who left in good standing with at least 70 units, who have completed at least 12 units in previous enrollment at the Fresno State campus, and who have not been enrolled at Fresno State for at least three years prior to enrollment in this program. All lower-division General Education (GE) requirements must be satisfied prior to enrollment. Students will work with an advisor to design a course of study to complete the required 25 units in the major, as well as any missing upper-division GE requirements and electives. 120 units are required to complete the degree.

Through an innovative, online program of interactive and project-based learning, students gain a depth of knowledge and make connections across disciplines. They learn to draw on rich and varied liberal arts to address current challenges in careers, local communities, and the world.  Graduates leave with critical thinking, oral and written communication, and leadership skills fundamental to successful, resilient careers. The major also prepares students for graduate study in a range of fields.