Earning a Liberal Arts Degree at Regis

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Regis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree offers a strong, foundational educational experience that integrates knowledge of classic Liberal Arts, emphasizing and strengthening leadership in everyday living.

Note: Some course work may need to be completed through directed study.

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The campus-based Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts prepares students with highly marketable skills that can be applied within a variety of job markets including business, government, social services, education and science. It's designed for adult students who seek to understand how ethical decision making works in a business environment, the basic knowledge of logic and reasoning, and how social groups interact, while learning the key elements to effective written and oral communication.

The Liberal Arts degree from Regis University's College of Contemporary Liberal Studies equips you with excellent communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, preparing you to play a significant and leading role in the strategic success of today's range of companies. In addition, as a liberal arts major, this degree is a springboard for those who desire advanced degrees in business, law, and management.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program lays the foundation for you to continue your education in our Master of Arts program or through other graduate degrees from CCLS.

Total Liberal Arts Degree Requirements: 120 credit hours

  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational courses: 18 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 24 credit hours
  • Minor (optional): 12 credit hours
  • General electives:

           9 credit hours (if a specialization and a minor is completed)

           21 credit hours (if minor or a specialization is completed)

           33 credit hours (if minor or a specialization is not completed)

Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Career Opportunities

What career can I enter with a liberal arts degree?

With a BA in Liberal Arts degree, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers. Examples of career opportunities with this type of degree include:

  • Writer/Technical Writer/Editor
  • Corporate Blogger
  • Preparation for graduate study
  • Grant Writer
  • Nonprofit work
  • Project Manager
  • Curator
  • Archivist
  • Public Relations
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Development Manager

Career Support from Regis

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 446, SO 469F, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Foundational Courses (18 credit hours)
EN 325 Research Writing (3 credit hours)
HS 223, HS 204, HS 240N, HU 408 World or US History (6 credit hours)
PL 250 Intro to Philosophy (3 credit hours)
Social Science
Select one course from the following (3 credit hours):
BA 495E Ethical Decision-Making in Business
COM 427 Communication Ethics
PL 360 Ethics
Complete 3 credit hours (1 class) of Natural Science of Mathematics
Upper Division Requirements (24 credit hours)
Complete 6 classes (18 credit hours) of upper division course work for any subject in the Core Studies area.
HU 483 Capstone Research: Principles and Methods
HU 493 Senior Capstone
Contact an admissions counselor for course options for above specializations: 800.944.7667 or ruadmissions@regis.edu.

Optional Minor (12 credit hours)

General Electives (9, 21, or 33 credit hours)

If a specialization and a minor are completed: 9 credit hours

If a minor or a specialization is completed: 21 credit hours
If neither a specialization nor a minor is completed: 33 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school)

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online undergraduate application (select accelerated, online, or evening application)
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts should be requested at time of application to Regis.
  4. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

For information on transferring previously earned college credits, please review our Transfer Student Information. You are encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts for a no-cost evaluation while you wait for your official transcripts to arrive at Regis.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. You are encouraged to apply at least four to six weeks in advance of your desired start date to ensure class availability. Applications received within two to three weeks prior to each start date will be considered if class availability exists. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


  • Complete the online undergraduate non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.


Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule.

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