Bachelor of Liberal Studies in


  • Evening schedule is designed for working professionals.
  • Six-week courses help you complete your degree faster.
  • Structure your learning to meet your personal goals.
  • Explore courses in topics that interest you.

Degree Snapshot

Evening, six-week courses (with occasional Saturdays)
North Spokane, U-District
Application Deadline
4 weeks prior to start date (view course schedule)
Cost per Credit
$540 for the 2017-18 academic year
Books and related course materials are provided free of charge.
Financial aid is available.
Average Completion Time
Transferring with A.A. degree: 2-2 1/2 yrs
New students with no transfer credits: 4-5 yrs
  • Program Details

    With the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Humanities major, you choose your course of study from multiple academic disciplines. Because you'll have the opportunity to study topics in multiple disciplines such as history, philosophy, theology, communications, and more, you'll obtain a variety of skills and a broad range of knowledge that provides not only personal development but helps improve your employability. Comprehensive reading and proficient writing, the ability to assess and connect ideas, and good problem-solving skills will help demonstrate the value you bring to any organization.

    For Those with an A.A.S. Degree

    With an approved A.A.S. degree from the community college, you may transfer to Whitworth's humanities program as a junior, receiving 60 semester credits toward your bachelor's degree as part of Whitworth's "upside-down" degree program. Attending part time, you can complete your degree in as little as two years.

    More information regarding Whitworth's "upside-down" degree program.
    List of A.A.S. degrees eligible for transfer.

    • Design your evening degree program to fit your professional and personal goals.
    • Explore a variety of disciplines and course topics.
    • Classes meet in the evenings only once or twice weekly, with an occasional Saturday.
    • Your books are provided free of charge and are delivered to you the first night of class.
    • Courses are available in North Spokane or downtown, in the U-District.
    Courses Designed for Adult Learners

    We understand the apprehension you may experience when you return to school as an adult, so we make it worth your while. Within the humanities major, you'll be able to take courses in topics that interest you and can help you achieve your own personal and professional goals. As a student in one of our adult education programs, you bring a wealth of valuable experience and prior learning to the classroom. This allows you to benefit from the experiences of other students, complemented by the expertise and practical knowledge of each instructor.

  • Degree Requirements

    Please call us to speak with one of our academic advisors and receive a complimentary transcript evaluation.

    Learning Objectives
    • Learning outcomes of this major prepare the student to…
    • understand human experiences, thought, and values as provided by exposure to texts and varying academic disciplines;
    • explore various options for study and/or professional engagement;
    • understand how Christian principles and ethics influence human experience, thought and values;
    • understand the connection between skills learned in a liberal arts education and those used in the workplace.
    Humanities Major
    45 credits
    In this program, you'll have the opportunity to design your own curriculum with the guidance of one of our academic advisors. A minimum of 45 semester credits is required for your completion of the humanities major.
    30 credits
    At least 30 credits must be from the following areas: art, communication studies, English, history, music, philosophy, theology, theatre.
    Social Sciences
    15 credits
    Up to 15 credits may be earned from courses in the following social sciences: economics, political studies, psychology, sociology.
    General Education Requirements & Electives

    All adult education programs from Whitworth must include general education and elective coursework to complete degree requirements. Some of the requirements may be met by courses offered in the major. Check with an advisor for details.

    Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate - 126 credits

    Total credits needed at Whitworth will vary, depending on credits transferred from other institutions and/or earned on college-level examinations.

  • What type of Job Can I get?

    What type of Job Can I get?
    journalismcounseling and diplomacy
    lawpolitics/government agencies
    nonprofit organizationsbank manager
    case-management specialistbusiness owner
    health center director 
  • Where our students work

    Where our students work
    YMCASpokane County
    Washington State Attorney General's OfficeUSPS
    Group Health CorporationAmerican Medical Response
    Chase BankPitney Bowes
    Spokane County District CourtSpokane Public Schools
    Lockheed MartinHerman Herman & Jolley, PS
    Spokane County Law Library 


Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.

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