Bachelor of Arts Completion Program

A B.A. completion program for students who have already completed two years of undergraduate study. 

Program Length:  60 Upper Level Credit Hours

Graduation Document:  B.A. Diploma

Potential Entry Level Occupations:

The B.A. is a minimal employment requirement in many fields of endeavor. Examples include Program Director, Sales Director, Managing Partner, Business Manager, General Manager, and more. It is also a prerequisite for matriculation in graduate studies.

Program Description:

A Bachelor’s degree may be awarded to a student whom the institution can document has achieved sequential learning equivalent in general education and equivalent in depth of achievement in a designated major field to that acquired in four years of study beyond high school, as measured by a minimum of 120 semester credits or its equivalent. At least 25 percent of the credit requirements for a Bachelor’s degree shall be in general education.

All students in the Bachelor of Arts completion program will complete a major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Andrew University is dedicated to providing students with exposure to a wide range of academic disciplines rooted in every major philosophical, cultural and psychological tradition.

Program Objectives:

  • To demonstrate the ability to frame questions and pursue answers to aesthetic, social, cultural and global problems using interdisciplinary methods.

  • To demonstrate the ability to describe and compare the roles, impacts and ethical implications of ideas, texts, social movements, contemporary situations, and creations of the human imagination.

  • To demonstrate skill in written and verbal communication, including argumentation.

  • To demonstrate the ability to identify, select, use, and cite information sources appropriately. 

Admission Requirements:

Applicants for whom English is a second language must complete three noncredit units in advanced English composition during the first year of course work.

In addition to the following specific program requirements, applicants must satisfy the General Admission Requirements for all programs. See Admissions Policies and Procedures: General Admission Requirements Pertaining to ALL Programs.

The transcript of each applicant will be reviewed prior to admission by the Office of Academic Affairs to determine if specific courses will need to be taken in addition to the foundational requirements.

Program Prerequisites:

Students with an AA degree, or those who have completed two years of college work or the equivalent, are eligible to apply. For admission to the Andrew University B.A. completion program, which begins with the junior year, the applicant must present at least 60 units, 32 of which must be in general education. To verify credit hours, applicants must present a transcript and catalog(s) containing course descriptions of their previous under-graduate work.

Applicants must also hold a C average and be in good standing at the school last attended.

Program Completion Requirements:

  • To receive the Bachelor of Arts at Andrew University, the student must complete 60 upper level credit hours in addition to those presented for admission for an overall total of 120 credit hours.

  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must complete a three credit-hour course for no credit in advanced English composition during the first year of course work.

  • Andrew University does not award credit for prior experiential learning (5,CCR §71810(b)(7) and 5,CCR §71770(c)).

  • There is a program completion time limit of five years from the date of admission.

  • All individual course requirements must be completed with a minimum grade point average of C (2.5), and with no grade below D counting toward the degree. If a student is unable for whatever reason to satisfy the prescribed requirements of an individual course or the program as a whole, then an excellence/tutoring plan may be initiated by the individual instructor or by the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • Andrew University does not require a cumulative final test or examination for the completion of this program.

  • Fill out a Program Completion Questionnaire at program conclusion.

  • Students are allowed to miss a certain limited number of hours per course. (See Academic Policies: Satisfactory Progress: Attendance.)

  • There are no internships or externships required in this program.