Bachelor of Liberal Studies
The Whitworth Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree Program includes interdisciplinary majors that blend the best of a liberal arts education with skills you can use in the workplace. The classes for Whitworth's bachelor of liberal studies degrees are all offered in the six-week accelerated-format evening schedule.
Criminal Justice Administration (Click for more program detail.)
Designed for those who have completed an A.A.S. in criminal justice or corrections at the community college, or who work in the field of law enforcement, criminal justice, or corrections, Whitworth's criminal justice administration program builds on professional knowledge, providing courses to build organizational and administrative expertise.
If you're committed to making a difference in the lives of others, our program in social services is a perfect fit. This major is designed for students interested in gaining skills and knowledge in the social-services arena. Many will go on to complete master's degrees in counseling or social work. The major provides a broad-based look at the theoretical, economic and historical basis for the social services, along with professional skills that will enhance the work environment.
If you're passionate about nonprofit, small business or government administration, yet still want a broad business focus, our program management major is ideal. With courses in business, budget management and communications, this major prepares students well to contribute to the community in various arenas.
At least 30 semester credits must come from courses in the following areas: English, history, philosophy, theology, communication studies, art, music and theatre.
Fifteen semester credits may be earned from courses in the following social sciences: psychology, sociology, political studies and economics.
Washington community-college transfer students may transfer into the liberal-studies program in one of two ways: with an A.A. degree or with an A.A.S. degree earned 10 or fewer years ago that has been approved for transfer. The "upside-down" aspect simply refers to the fact that you have completed your major area of study (in gerontology, for example) at the community college and can now complete general-education and upper-division requirements necessary for a four-year bachelor's degree without having to start all over again. Students entering Whitworth via the upside-down program transfer in with 60-64 semester credits and are granted junior standing.
A grade-point average of at least 3.25, as well as satisfactory completion of liberal-arts-degree admission requirements, is required for admission. Applicants for the upside-down degree should be at least 25 years old. However, special consideration may be given to younger applicants who have demonstrated high academic ability while obtaining their A.A.S. degrees.
Click here for a list of Washington state community colleges from which A.A.S. degrees are accepted for transfer into Whitworth’s BLS upside-down degree program.