(Students who plan to transfer a completed Associate's degree should review the Liberal Studies Completion Degree information below.)
Program Philosophy and Objectives
The Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science degree provides an opportunity for individuals who have earned 30-90 college credits at other institutions to complete a baccalaureate degree that prepares them for employment promotions or a new career, and will even prepare them for a graduate education. Students must transfer in a minimum of 30 credits to be eligible for the Liberal Studies Bachelor's degree program.
Students who have free electives remaining after their transfer credits have been evaluated are encouraged to pursue a concentration of courses in an area of interest by selecting from numerous minors and/or certificates offered by Wilmington University. Individual courses in minors and certificates may have required pre-requisites. More information about minors and certificates can be found here. Students wishing to pursue a minor or certificate offered by Wilmington University should meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss their options and create an educational plan.
In addition to the University’s undergraduate graduation competencies (aligned with NACE* Career Readiness skills), students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities related to:
Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.
Demonstrate an increase in personal commitment to, and understanding of, one's role in a global society.
*National Association of Colleges and Employers. To learn more about career readiness, please visit:
The program design consists of two parts: 21 Liberal Studies requirements and 19 elective courses. The General Education courses provide a well-rounded academic foundation. Students are strongly encouraged to select from a variety of certificates and/or minors to complete their free electives requirements.
A minimum passing grade of "C" is required for all core courses, except MAT 308 which requires a minimum passing grade of "C-."
CAS 440 Cooperative Education for Arts & Sciences
CAS 441 Cooperative Education for Arts & Sciences
CAS 495 Senior Seminar
FIN 101 Financial Literacy
MAT 308 Inferential Statistics
POL 300 American Politics
A minimum passing grade of "C" is required for ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 131, ENG 310, and MAT 205.
CTA 206 Computer Applications
CTA 210 Intro to Technology
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
PHI 300 Ethics for Life
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
ECO Economics Elective
See Program Requirements
Natural Science Elective
Humanities Elective - 6 credits
ART, BBM 319, COM 245, CUL, DRA, DSN 110, ENG 360, ETN, HIS 230, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, SPA, TEC 215, VFP 311, VFP 312, VFP 313
A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate's degree at an accredited institution. (Students who have not completed an associate's degree should return to the full Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science degree information, or the Liberal Studies, Associate of Arts degree information.) Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.
The Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science Completion degree provides an opportunity for individuals who have earned an associate's degree from an accredited institution to complete a baccalaureate degree that prepares them for employment promotions or a new career, and will even prepare them for a graduate education.
Students who have free electives remaining after their transfer credits have been evaluated are expected to select one or more of the following:
Individual courses in minors and certificates may have required pre-requisites. More information about minors and certificates can be found by clicking here. Students should discuss their options and create an academic plan with an academic advisor.
Core courses in the completion degree require a minimum passing grade of a "C," except MAT 308 which requires a minimum passing grade of "C-."
Free Electives as needed to meet 120 credits
The following courses or their equivalents are pre-requisites to the Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science Completion Degree program. If you have transfer credits that do not include equivalents to the classes below, you are expected to complete them prior to taking the core course for which they are pre-requisites:
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Math
Students with free electives remaining are strongly encouraged to select a concentration of related courses to complete the Liberal Studies Core. Other options include work-integrated learning, and completing a minor or certificate program. Students should discuss their options with an academic advisor.
Students whose Associate's degrees total fewer than 75 credits should complete their coursework with Wilmington University electives. Please see your academic advisor for assistance in selecting appropriate courses.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.