Adult liberAl StudieS
The adult liberal studies (ALS) program allows adults – whose jobs, family
or community obligations may have prevented regular college attendance
– to earn their degrees. ALS students integrate their wealth of knowledge
and real-world experiences with formal learning to meet their personal
learning goals and gain the rewards of academic achievement.
About 30 percent of
adult liberal studies
on to graduate school.
Bachelor of Arts
earn your degree
taking care of your
family or fulfilling
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UT’s adult liberal studies program includes topical seminars in the humanities,
social sciences and natural sciences that provide academic credit. These look at
a wide variety of studies including anthropology, art, drama, geography, history,
literature, music, philosophy, political science and sociology. Students benefit
from taking a wide scope of subjects; attending seminar-formatted, student-driven
classes that focus on a specific topic; and exploring events and attitudes through
critical thinking and interaction with other adult students.
Students also pick a concentration related to an area that meets their professional
or personal goals. Students take an active role in determining the direction and
content of their learning. This program also can serve as a degree completion
option for those with existing college credit.
What to expect when you graduate
Graduates find their broad education valuable in finding employment opportunities
in all business, industry and service sectors. Many choose to pursue advanced
degrees in law, medicine and other areas of special interest. Many students also use
this program as a pathway to graduate school.
This degree can be completed 100 percent online, in addition to the traditional
classroom setting. Minimum computer skills are advised for online distance
learning courses, such as Internet nav