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Liberal Studies Degree Completion Program

Progress at Purchase

The liberal studies degree completion program is designed for adults and transfer students who need to complete their degree within a tight timeframe and who are looking for a flexible schedule. It is possible to earn a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies through either part-time or full-time study.

Highlights include:

  • Courses for adults and transfer students
  • Up to 90 transfer credits accepted
  • Personalized advising
  • Part-time or full-time flexibility
  • Day, evening, weekend, hybrid, and online classes
  • Affordable SUNY tuition

Courses are available during the day, evening, and weekend, and also in hybrid and online formats. The program accepts up to 90 transfer credits from accredited colleges and institutions to accelerate the process of achieving a bachelor’s degree. The program concludes with a Senior Capstone course, in which students engage in intensive research and writing, synthesizing individual learning by completing a biography.

Freedom of Choice
Students can choose one of four liberal studies majors. Each major provides a breadth of learning and understanding in the liberal arts fields. The range of courses offered is what makes the BA in liberal studies an in-depth, comprehensive program. Tailor your course selections based on your personal interests, from musicals to legal issues, child psychology to entrepreneurship. The four liberal studies majors offered on the Purchase College campus are described in the College Catalog:

Rockland Extension Site
Students living on the west side of the Hudson River may choose to work toward their degree completion at the Purchase College at Rockland Community College extension site in Suffern, N.Y. Students with an associate degree or equivalent number of credits are eligible to participate. Courses offered at the Rockland extension site are taught in the evening. The following three liberal studies majors are available and are described in the Purchase College Catalog:

About Our Faculty
Courses in the liberal studies BA program are taught by the Purchase College faculty, by other academics whose specialties complement or supplement those of the full-time faculty, and by practicing professionals.

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Updated Oct. 2, 2014

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