The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

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Next session begins NOV 27.
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Location 85040 Please enter a 5 digit valid zipcode
Format: Online Campus Competency Based Education Online & Campus Not Available

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What you'll study

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) is an undergraduate liberal studies program that combines content and pedagogical preparation required for multiple subject credential candidates. Field experiences are integrated throughout the program, with a culminating student teaching experience. The program and field experiences are designed to emphasize mastery of state standards with ongoing assessment to measure candidate competency.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

View additional requirements for licensure

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Transferring applicable prior college credits can help you finish your degree faster.

Programs designed for working adults

Relevant Curriculum


Learn one course at a time through a curriculum that includes field work and student teaching to give you real world experience.

Industry Alignment


Gain skills needed to be a successful elementary grade teacher from courses that align with national education standards.

Dedicated Support


You’ll work with dedicated education staff who will help you through state licensures and other credential processes.

Make an informed choice

We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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Certification in Alabama

State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). http://www.alsde.edu

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

Residents of the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas and Utah - As an out-state-prepared candidate for initial teacher licensure, your state requires you to obtain Arizona certification first prior to seeking licensure in your home state.

This program provides the academic preparation required in most states to sit for initial teacher certification exams.