DEGREES & PROGRAMS
American Liberty University offers Undergraduate, Graduate,
Post Graduate and one Special Diploma program as follows:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
- Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Doctorate Programs (DOM, DBA, Ed.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 2003 academic year begins on
September 2, 2003.
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
B.S., M.A., M.S. and Ph.D programs: