Liberal Arts Degree

Complete your bachelor’s degree in liberal arts

Why choose a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts?

Enhance your career options with this degree completion program from the University of Richmond.

A well-rounded educational experience.

Many employers seek individuals with a broad educational background that focuses on writing, analyzing, evaluating and reasoning.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, you have the opportunity to develop your ability to write well, communicate effectively, work with groups, engage in problem solving, and think critically — timeless skills that are applicable to every part of life.

An option to combine elementary teacher licensure.

Several undergraduate concentrations are available to students seeking this degree. A popular option for our BALA students is the Elementary Education concentration, which offers the coursework required by the Virginia Department of Education to become a licensed Virginia teacher.

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Your degree on your terms.

calendar iconThe University of Richmond combines the resources of a private liberal arts college with the scheduling needs of working professionals. Classes are scheduled in the evenings on the University of Richmond campus, located conveniently in Richmond’s near West End with ample parking and all-night library access. Late-night assistance with technology, presentations and writing is also available. And fast, reliable and secure wireless internet is available campus wide.

Transfer opportunities.

transfer iconAgreements with Reynolds Community College, John Tyler Community College and Richard Bland College ensure undergraduate transfer credit into our BA in Liberal Arts degree, and we also accept credit from a wide range of regionally accredited higher education institutions. We also accept CLEP, IB and AP credits, we generally accept ACE-evaluated transcript credit, and we also award credit for prior work experience as documented in a portfolio process.

For less than expected.

payment iconOur degree programs offer you the personalized attention and small classes size of a private university at a price that compares favorably with a public education. If you transfer 60 semester hours into our degree program, you can complete our 120-hour bachelor’s degree at SPCS for $34,500.* Scholarships are available, and our bachelor’s degrees qualify for financial aid.

*2023-24 undergraduate tuition: $575/hr x 60 hrs = $34,500. Review annual cost of attendance (COA) for SPCS degree-seeking students.

Application Deadlines

application iconWe admit students into three terms: Fall, Spring and Summer.

Fall: Apply by July 15

Spring: Apply by November 30

Summer: Apply by April 15

Information Sessions

We offer free monthly information sessions leading up to application deadlines. Review our Information Session page for specific dates and to register.