About the Program

Depending on transfer and experiential learning credits, and whether the program is completed on a part- or full-time basis, students may complete the program in anywhere from one to four years.
No, the BA in Liberal Studies can be completed 100% online.
Yes, this program can be completed either part- or full-time.
Students must maintain an average GPA of 2.0 or above to stay in the program.
The online BA in Liberal Studies is a 120-credit-hour program composed of core, major/track, and elective courses.
No, part of what makes Pace’s program unique is that it has both synchronous and asynchronous elements. This allows students to complete their degree from home, while also providing opportunities for interactive learning.
No, because of the interdisciplinary nature of this bachelor’s degree, many courses may overlap with other programs or are courses that are required for all Pace University undergraduates.

The basic technological requirements for this program include: a computer with sufficient memory and storage to support required software programs, a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a headset.

Learn more about our technology requirements.


You should expect to dedicate at least 8 to 10 hours per week per course and should plan on logging in as much as the course dictates.
The Career Services team is available to all Pace University students. They help students connect with employers, develop interviewing skills, and create a winning resume through one-on-one training.
Yes, Pace instructors hold office hours and are also available to schedule specific meeting times with students.


Students must have completed a minimum of one year of college (24 credits) to apply to the program.

Visit our transfer credits page for detailed information.

You can expect to receive a decision within one to two weeks of submitting your application.
Yes, we warmly welcome international students to the online BA in Liberal Studies. For international application requirements, please see our admissions page.
No, there are three opportunities to start the program throughout the year: fall, spring, and summer.
Yes, students can transfer up to 90 credits from another institution. Visit our transfer credits page for detailed information.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in Pace online programs are not eligible for institutional scholarships and are only eligible for the Federal Direct Stafford Loans and/or Pell Grants. Federal loans are offered in both subsidized and unsubsidized options depending on need. For more information about the student loans, please visit the US Department of Education’s Financial Student Aid website or email financialaid@pace.edu.
The FAFSA code for Pace University is 002791.
Students on a leave of absence pursuant to the Leave of Absence Policy are considered withdrawn from the University for purposes of financial aid. Consequently, loan repayment obligations may be triggered. Students should speak to a representative of the Financial Aid Office for more detailed information about the status of their financial aid during a leave of absence prior to submitting a Leave of Absence Application.
Please contact the financial aid department by scheduling a phone appointment using QLess or emailing us at financialaid@pace.edu if you have any questions about applying or what options may be available to you.

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