Liberal Studies

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Garden City

Complete your bachelor’s degree and advance your career in a program that values your prior school and life experience.

Why Liberal Studies?

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a degree completion program for adult students who have earned a minimum of 60 hours of transferable credits at other institutions. This degree will allow you to take on leadership positions in a variety of organizations or prepare you for graduate study in law, business, social services, education and public policy.

Why Liberal Studies at Adelphi?

  • Study while balancing work, family, and other obligations with convenient and flexible course schedules offered online or on campus.
  • Learn in a community that welcomes and values your life experience, individual career goals, and desire to earn a life-changing degree, with faculty recognized not only for their teaching and scholarship but for real-world, industry experience.
  • Work with a dedicated adviser who will help you plan the fastest route to graduation, making maximum use of credits from prior coursework as well as life experience.
  • Looking for a fully online program? Check out our Online BA in Liberal Arts.

93%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020
of our 2020 baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2020

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies offers many varied opportunities for students to pursue a degree in specialized areas. Programs can be adapted to their unique learning styles and abilities. The student population in this College is motivated, hard-working, and dedicated to a productive future.

Dennis Cowan Senior Clinical Educator in the Learning Resource Program


Rather than having a single area of focus as one would with a traditional major, you can customize your studies by choosing two of nine possible concentrations:

  • Business
  • Business analytics
  • Criminal justice
  • Emergency services administration
  • Law firm administration
  • Literature
  • Natural sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social science

Program Info

Application Requirements

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies was founded to serve the nontraditional and adult student, and its admission policy reflects a commitment to enrolling students who may have not had the opportunity to complete their degree in a traditional undergraduate program.

  • An SAT score is not required.
  • Although past academic records are required and reviewed, more focus is placed on a student’s present motivation to earn a degree than with previous academic performance.
  • The Office of University Admissions makes every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision approximately three weeks after a completed application is received.

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