Mar 25, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies (Saturday Degree Completion), B.A.

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The Saturday Hybrid BA Degree Completion Program is designed for those who have completed junior transfer requirements. It offers an alternative route to a Bachelor of Arts degree for working adults or others whose schedules do not permit them to attend regular campus classes. Instruction is organized around one on-campus meeting for a full Saturday each month, combined with weekly online discussions and ongoing reading and writing assignments.

Coursework in the program is designed to investigate current issues and to allow students to explore their own interests. Students stay with their cohort throughout the program as different professors guide the seminars each semester.

This Special Sessions program is a partnership between the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Extended & International Education (SEIE). As a self-support program, unique, separate fees are charged on a per-unit basis for all courses required for this program. These fees are set annually by the SSU President. Information about fees, admission requirements, and student support services is available through SEIE. Academic criteria for the program are determined in accordance with all applicable SSU and CSU policies. Degrees are awarded by the School of Arts and Humanities.

Learning Objectives

Liberal studies graduates will have well-developed skills in:

  1. Oral and written communication
  2. Synthesizing information from many sources
  3. Collaborative learning
  4. Research and documentation
  5. Project planning and execution
  6. Understanding the global context of current issues

Requirements for the Major

The Saturday Hybrid BA is a degree completion program; applicants must meet minimum SSU transfer requirements, see Upper-Division Transfer Requirements in the Admissions section of this catalog. Individual pre-admissions counseling is available from the Program Advisor for qualified applicants. Notes on requirements: The first course in the program, LIBS 380, must be completed with a C or better. A student who does not work well within the program framework may receive credit for the course with a terminal C but not be allowed to continue in the program. Continuing students must earn a C average for all courses in the major; no course with a grade lower than C- will be accepted. Up to 9 units of the upper-division general education requirement (see the Degree Requirements section of this catalog) will be waived upon completing all four required major courses.


Lower-Division General Education (minimum): 39

Electives (varies depending on general education): 41

Total Units needed for the major: 120

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