Degree Completion - Liberal Studies

12 Months to a Degree in Liberal Studies

Critical thinking, writing and communication skills are essential to success in any field or endeavor. The Degree Completion Liberal Studies major is designed to teach you those skills, along with offering you a broad education in the various areas of human endeavor and knowledge. While a Liberal Studies degree is practical if you plan to undertake a general exploration and understanding of various fields of study, it's also ideal if you wish to earn your teaching credential.

The Degree Completion program's unique class structure is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. Take one class at a time — one night a week for five weeks — and build on the knowledge gained in each class. It's a process that optimizes learning, leading to greater assimilation and stronger retention of the knowledge and tools you need to compete in the marketplace.

Disciplinary Lead, Dr. Michele Anberg-Espinosa


Dr. Michele Anberg-Espinosa, Ed.D.

Disciplinary Lead

Required Courses

All of the following courses must be completed at Simpson University:

Course Code Title Units
HUMA 3500 Career and Professional Development 3
HUMA 3440 Fine Arts and Western Culture 3
PHIL 3500 Christianity and World Religions 3
COMM 4000 Foundations of Communication 3
LING 4322 Language Development 3
MATH 3000 Foundational Math 3
NSCI 3350 Life Science 3
HIST 4350 World History 3
PSYC 3026 Child Development 3
NSCI 3340 Earth and Physical Science 3
ENGL 3322 American and World Literature 3
HIST 3345 California and U.S. History 3

View our Catalog for full course descriptions.

A Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies will prepare you for careers in a variety of fields, including:

K-12 Teaching

Alternative Schools

Rehabilitation Centers

Vocational Schools

Technical Schools


Recreational Centers

Public Information Offices

Educational Affairs

Group/Regional Management


Community Affairs

Community Relations

Intercultural Communication

Overseas Language Centers

Adult Education Centers

Overseas Schools

Military Bases

Public Schools

Private Schools


Event Coordination

Fundraising

Public Relations

Management Supervising


Media Relations

Patient Advocacy

Specialist Research

Sales Management

"Teaching has become my passion, and Simpson is that big step which will allow me to achieve my dream. I want to be a positive role model for Hispanic students in my community. I want to change the lives of students and encourage them to attend college and be an active participant in their local community."Marybel Torres

"I love the acceleration and one class at a time,” she said. “I loved that there’s not busy work and that everything I learned was applicable to my degree."Katherine Kelly

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