Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
The online undergraduate program offered by UPR is for those seeking to acquire a broad-based education in the liberal arts through online learning. Self-directed and motivated students obtain their bachelor’s degree in this program as UPR faculty set high expectations, foster critical and creative thinking, and ignite the passion of life-long learning among students. The undergraduate community is comprised of students who want more than simple credentialing and instead seek practical and profound wisdom for living in the 21st century.
Undergraduate students at UPR will need to complete 90 quarter credits of upper division course work distributed over the four core areas of study (Philosophy, Psychology, Religion and Culture). Common themes across the curriculum will include: society and politics, science and technology, anthropology and cosmology, history and the creative arts, critical thinking, reading and writing skills. Focusing on the development of analytic and creative skills, this program underlines intersections among the selected academic disciplines so as to be cross-cultural, cross-temporal and contemporary.
Every applicant must:
- Have an earned Associate of Arts Degree or its equivalent of 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. If the degree was completed in another country, documentation that the institution offers degree programs equivalent to those approved by the U.S. Department of Education must be provided.
- English is the language of instruction at UPR. Students who have been taught primarily overseas, in languages other than English must verify English proficiency in the form of a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 530.
- Must provide assurance of access to E-mail, Internet and a personal computer (web-based e-mail and access through public computers is acceptable).
- Must provide assurance of access to college-level library resources or electronic equivalent for the period required for completion of the degree program.
- Must provide assurance of serious interest and ability to meet the academic demands of scholarship required for this program.
- Any exception to this stated policy is made only by the Chief Academic Officer with documentation of degree equivalency maintained with the student’s file.
- Completion of UPR undergraduate programs requires the ability to read, view images and videos, listen to audio materials, type responses on a computer, and think logically. Applicants with disabilities limiting their ability to read, listen, or type should consult with a member of the administration to evaluate their ability to successfully fulfill the requirements of a distance learning curriculum.
Tuition & Fees for Students entering after October 1, 2017
- Application Fee: $75
- Tuition per Course (3 credits): $600 ($200 per Credit Hour)
- Graduation Fee: $100
- Total Tuition (90 credits+Application Fee+Graduation Fee): $18,000
Note: Tuition does not include books, supplies, computers, or related items.
- Late Tuition Fee: $50
- Returned Check Fee: $100
- Transcript Fee: $10
Estimated Book Costs:
Tuition does not include books, supplies, computers or related items. Books in the BA and MA programs average $45 per course. This average is based on estimated book costs for Spring Quarter 2018 courses and is subject to change.
UPR reserves the right to change tuition and fees without prior notice