Degrees & Programs
American Liberty University offers Undergraduate, Graduate, Post Graduate and Special Diploma. The degrees are as follows:
- Bachelor Degrees
- Masters' Degrees
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Diploma in Acupuncture (D.A.)
In the Bachelor degree completion programs, working professionals who have earned some college credit follow a practical path to degree completion. Through previous college/university credit and experiential learning, and completion of a solid group of core courses and specialized courses, students can complete the degree programs while working full-time.
There is a Plan A and a Plan B program of study.
This requires the preparation of a thesis. The thesis is typically a written formal document, which addresses, in an original fashion, some important concern of the discipline. A thesis may require an on-campus defense. A thesis involves significant independent work and academic credits are allowed for its preparation.
The option B degree does not require a thesis. Instead, more credits are earned in other types of courses and/or a scholarly paper is required.
Credit requirements vary greatly; most master's degrees vary from 30 to 45 semester credits.
The Ph.D. is the highest academic degree offered by the University. Those who earn it must demonstrate significant intellectual achievement, high scholarly ability, and great breadth of knowledge. The nature of the degree program will vary greatly depending on the discipline involved. In addition, doctoral work requires heavy participation in research or other kinds of creative activity. Particular projects may assume any of an almost infinite number of forms.
There is no University residency requirement for Ph.D. degree programs; however, group study, seminars and special classes may exist at the department level. Students should check with their departments about all policies.
For students who submit a master's degree in partial fulfillment of these requirements a minimum of 75 semester credits beyond the baccalaureate is required.
Languages of Study
All American Liberty University academic programs are given in English (except in some courses and classes). The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine courses may be completed in English, Chinese, or Korean.
The academic year of the American Liberty University begins in the fall. Term 1 for the academic year begins in September
Minimum of 60 semester units for Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts (A.A.).
Minimum of 120 semester units, for Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
Minimum of 35 semester units above Bachelors Degree for Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.).
Minimum of 61 semester units above Masters Degree for Doctorate Programs.