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Liberal Studies (BA)

VIU International, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

Course Accredited By

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

VIU’s Liberal Studies program is for those who want to explore it all – history, humanities, liberal arts and sciences, literature, music, philosophy and more. In liberal studies, students strive to gain a deeper understanding of who we are and how our values and perspectives have been shaped by certain cultural legacies.

This unique liberal arts program program is taught in small seminars where students engage in and become experts in critical thinking, communication and how to creatively adapt to new challenges, skills that are of high importance and carry over well to future careers and graduate school.

Graduates have gone on to a range of careers in law, architecture, public administration, education, marine archaeology and communications.

Liberal Studies offers a significant alternative to traditional degrees in a single discipline. It draws its rich content from the humanities, arts and sciences, and treats it in a way which brings out the connections between different disciplines. Courses are team taught by professors from a wide range of academic backgrounds, who form with students a community intent on maximizing the learning of all. In participatory seminars students develop skills in communication and critical thinking so prized in graduate school and in the professions of tomorrow.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • September 2023
  • Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English

Requirements for a Major

Years 1 and 2

  • LBST 250 and LBST 350 are the same six-credit course content, with different evaluation and requirements. You may take LBST 250 in the second year or LBST 350 in the third year or in the second year if you meet the requirements described above in the section "accelerated entry".

Years 3 and 4

  • Finding the Human, Knowing the Divine Advanced
  • New Worlds and New Heavens
  • Revolutions of the Modern World
  • The Human Condition: Questions Past and Present
  • Major Essay or, Field Placement
  • Upper-level LBST electives

Requirements for a Minor

Years 1 and 2

  • LBST 250 and LBST 350 are the same six-credit course content, with different evaluation and requirements. You may take LBST 250 in the second year or LBST 350 in the third year or in the second year if you meet the requirements described above in the section "accelerated entry".

Years 3 and 4

  • Finding the Human, Knowing the Divine Advanced
  • New Worlds and New Heavens
  • Revolutions of the Modern World
  • Upper-level LBST electives
     
  • Fees for One Year* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 
  • Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year 1,500.00 
  • Total 7,042.26

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