LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM
TO BACHELOR’S DEGREES
This page describes in detail the options of Liberal Studies Program students who complete some or all of the first part of the LSP – the Angelicum Great Books Program. At that point they have three options to pursue their bachelor’s degree with credit for their LSP studies:
• Transfer/apply to one of the Universities of Western Civilization (UOWC) colleges, programs or universities to earn more needed credits or to complete their degree (these options are detailed below);
• Transfer/apply to one of the hundreds of non-UOWC colleges and universities that nevertheless routinely accept some or all ACE CREDIT Recommendations for college credit for their Angelicum Great Books Program study;
• Transfer/apply to one of the many non-UOWC colleges programs or universities that accept ACE CREDIT Recommended credits on an individual basis (i.e., that accept ACE CREDIT recommendations, but do so only on an individual application basis and have no policy of accepting them without individual review.
Those colleges, programs and universities which cooperate with or are a part of the growing UOWC network of participating colleges, and how they accept and relate to the first part of the LSP – the Angelicum Great Books Program, are described below in this order (scroll down): LSP Bachelor’s Degree Cost (see details below)
Campion College Australia………….…..$ 28,088
Catholic Distance University………………30,334
Harrison Middleton University…………..28,822
CAMPION COLLEGE AUSTRALIA
• Accepts all 48 hours of the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program
• BA Requires either three semesters (1 ½ years) on campus, Sydney, Australia, or
• One semester online with Catholic Distance University followed by two semesters (1 year) on campus, Sydney, Australia
• Cost is presently $ 5,880 per semester + $ 1,785 to $4,095 per semester for room and board depending on level of sharing accommodations or not. Exchange rate varies. Does not include any air fare.
• Thus total costs for a bachelor’s degree through the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program, completed at Campion, would be $11,800 (AGBP) + $5,880 x 3 semesters at Campion= $17,640 + $1,428-to-$4,641 per semester room and board x 3 semesters = $4,284-to-$13,923, for a total of $33,724-to-$43,363 (depending on the room and board accommodations selected). This can be reduced to $32,396 utilizing three annual 15% reenrollment discounts with the Angelicum Great Books Program.
• If one semester is completed at Catholic Distance University before attending Campion, the total cost of a BA would be $11,800 (ABGP) + $3,000 CDU one semester + $11,760 tuition at Campion (two semesters) + $2,856-to-$9,282 for two semesters room and board, for a total of $29,416-to-$35,842. This can be reduced to $28,088 utilizing three annual 15% reenrollment discounts with the Angelicum Great Books Program.
In order to provide additional higher educational opportunities for the students of the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program with Campion College Australia (CCA) the two have agreed as follows:
Campion College is a fully registered college accredited by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training to deliver higher education programmes. It is a Higher Education Provider (HEP) under the Act. The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts has been fully accredited, meaning that it is the equal of any Bachelor degree being offered in Australia and is able to used at other universities as a prerequisite to post graduate work.
Great Books Program students who successfully complete (with a “C” grade or better) part or all of said program may transfer all of such hours for full credit toward the CCA bachelor’s degree. Applications with partial completion will be assessed for articulation on an individual basis. Students completing the entire 48 hour [72 Aus.cp] Great Books Program will need an additional 48 credit hours [72 Aus.cp] to earn a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts from CCA. The specific credit transfer specifications are attached.
Credit Transfer Specifications
Campion has identified two options for students of the Angelicum Great Books Programme to complete their studies towards a Liberal arts degree (BA) at Campion College Australia.
Option 1 – Three (3) Semesters at Campion College Australia
Campion College Australia has identified the following 12 subjects as receiving direct credit from graduates of the Angelicum Great Books program to the Campion College Australia Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. [i.e., These courses are substantially covered in the Angelicum Great Books Program and hence need not be duplicated at Campion College Australia]
HIS 101 Western Societies from antiquity to the present
HIS 102 The Ancient World; Near Eastern , Hellenistic and Roman Culture
HIS 202 Renaissance, reformation and Revolution; A history of Modern Times
HIS 301 War, Science and Religion in the 20th century
LIT 101 Composition and Literature
LIT 102 Literature of Western Civilisation-Ancient
LIT 201 Literature of Western Civilisation-Medieval and Renaissance
LIT 202 Literature of Western Civilisation- Milton to Modern
LIT 301 The Search for Meaning in 20th Century Literature
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 202 Moral Philosophy
THE 101 Theological Foundations of Christian Culture
Students may attend Campion from this point and complete the remaining courses on the program as prescribed in the Campion handbook and on the website. The total time for completion for students who choose this option is 3 semesters.
Option 2 –One (1) Semester Online with Catholic Distance University, then Two (2) Semesters at Campion College Australia
The articulation from the Great Books program will be the same for the first twelve (12) subjects as for those in Option 1.
Students who study an additional four (4) subjects at an approved US institution prior to studying at Campion College Australia may reduce their time in Australia to two semesters. Currently the following subjects have been approved if students complete four (4) subjects at the Catholic Distance University (another UOWC participating college). These four (4) subjects are:
101-0402 Divine Revelation; Scripture and Tradition according to the Vatican 11 (THE)
106-0304 Fundamentals of Catholic Doctrine (THE)
216-0101G God, Man and the Universe (PHI)
101-502.1.1 Early & Medieval Church History (HIS)
Students studying at another institution (other than CDU) would need to have their articulation approved at the time of application to Campion College.
Students choosing Option 2 would be required to complete the remaining subjects at Campion College Australia in order for students to be eligible for graduation at Campion, these are:
THE 201 Sacramental Theology
THE 301 Moral Theology
SCI 301 Human Biology
PHI 301 Modern Philosophy
SCI 302 Science and Science and Society
HIS 302 Australian Politics, Culture and Religion since 1788
LIT 302 Australian Literature
PHI 102 Metaphysics
CATHOLIC DISTANCE UNIVERSITY
• An online, accredited, Catholic university
• Accepts all 48 hours of the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program
• Students completing the entire 48 hour Angelicum Great Books Program will only need an additional 42 general education credits (which may be taken at any accredited institution, including Harrison Middleton University online [below]), in addition to 36 credits in theology, to earn the CDU bachelor’s degree in theology.
• Cost is presently $239 per undergraduate hour plus about $5 per hour in fees for a total of right at $250 per credit hour.
• A student who first completed the 48 credit hour Angelicum Great Books Program ($11,800), then completed 42 general education credits ($10,850) at Harrison Middleton University (a UOWC member); and concluded their degree at CDU with 36 credits in theology ($9,012), for the126 hour degree total would have paid $31,662. This can be reduced to $30,334 utilizing three annual 15% re-enrollment discounts with the Angelicum Great Books Program.
Catholic Distance University has been accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). In order to provide additional higher educational opportunities for the students of the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program with Catholic Distance University, the two have agreed as follows: that Angelicum Great Books Program students who successfully complete (with a “C” grade or better) part or all of said program may receive full credit for such hours toward the CDU Bachelor of Arts degree in theology, or other CDU degree program, as general education credits.
The CDU theology degree helps students expand their knowledge of the Catholic faith and develop the skills needed to demonstrate competency in explaining the essential teachings of the Catholic Church using Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and Magisterial documents, with emphasis on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Documents of Vatican II.
Pursuant to CDU programs, Angelicum Great Books Program students would have the following options:
1.) CDU offers a degree completion program for the Bachelor of Arts degree in theology designed for students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, but who have earned a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits (including general education requirements.) Once accepted into CDU’s program, they earn 36 additional credits in theology enabling them to graduate with an accredited BA degree in theology. Students with Angelicum Great Books Program credits and additional credits from accredited institutions, totaling 90 undergraduate credits would need to earn 36 additional credits in theology enabling them to graduate with an accredited CDU BA degree in theology.
2.) CDU allows students to work on their general education credits and theology credits at the same time. Students with 60 general education credits are accepted into the CDU program as provisional students with full acceptance granted when all 90 general requirement credits are earned. Students with WCF Great Books Program credits and additional credits from accredited institutions, totaling 60 undergraduate credits may be accepted into the CDU program as provisional students with full acceptance granted when all 90 general requirement credits are earned. They would need to earn 36 credits in theology enabling them to graduate with an accredited CDU BA degree in theology.
3.) CDU offers the option of taking undergraduate and graduate courses without applying to one of the CDU academic programs. There is no application required to take a course at CDU. A copy of a high school diploma or college level transcript is required for undergraduate courses and a copy of an undergraduate degree is needed for graduate level courses. Assignments, testing and tuition are the same for such non-degree seeking students. Continuing education courses and seminars are open to all with no requirement for a high school diploma or proof of college level course work. Any CDU undergraduate and graduate level course successfully completed can be applied toward a CDU degree program. CDU transcripts would reflect such work and may be sent to other institutions.
HARRISON MIDDLETON UNIVERSITY
• An online, Great Books university emphasizing guided, independent study much as Oxford University does.
• HMU is not religiously affiliated and hence is a cooperating college with the UOWC network.
• HMU accepts all 48 hours of the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program
• BA requires 120 credit hours, so 72 in addition to the Angelicum Great Books Program.
• Total costs for a bachelor’s degree through the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program, completed at Harrison Middleton University , would be $11,800 (AGBP) + $18,350 (for 72 hours tuition and fees) at HMU = $30,150 for one of seven bachelor’s degrees offered by HMU. This can be reduced to $28,822 utilizing three annual 15% reenrollment discounts with the Angelicum Great Books Program.
Harrison Middleton University has been accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). In order to provide additional higher educational opportunities for the students of the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program with Catholic Distance University, the two have agreed as follows: Angelicum Great Books Program students who successfully complete (with a “C” grade or better) part or all of said program may transfer all of such hours for full credit toward any of the HMU bachelor’s degrees. Students completing the entire 48 hour Great Books Program will need an additional 72 credits to earn any of the HMU bachelor’s degrees.
Harrison Middleton University presently offers seven bachelor’s degrees toward which the Angelicum Great Books Program credit hours may be applied in full, viz.: the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities; Bachelor of Arts in Education; Bachelor of Imaginative Literature; Bachelor of Philosophy and Religion; Bachelor of Natural Science; Bachelor of Science in Education; Bachelor of Social Science.
Angelicum Great Books Program students transferring to HMU must complete a total of 120 undergraduate credit hours, including the hours they transfer from the Angelicum Great Books Program to HMU. All HMU bachelor’s degrees include 30 credit hours of general education requirements and 90 credit hours of additional coursework (less transferred Angelicum Great Books Program credits). After completing 6 to 12 credit hours of general education courses in each of the four disciplines of: Literature (including oral and written communication), Natural Sciences (including mathematics), Philosophy and Religion, and Social Sciences (resulting in 30 credit hours), students will design, implement, and complete a self-directed core program of study focusing on ideas or authors. The details of such courses are set forth in the HMU catalog online. The Angelicum Great Books Program credit hours will be credited and applied in full toward either the Core Program, the General Education requirement or the Concentration courses, as the Harrison Middleton University administration finds most appropriate.
• Accepts a minimum of 24 hours of the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program for full credit at Benedictine College, and has formally agreed to work towards accepting all 48 hours.
• The 30 different bachelor’s degrees offered by BC generally require 128 credit hours (a few a little more).
• BC annual costs are: $ 20,475 tution + $270 in fees + $3,250 board + $3,755-$5,500 room, for a total of from $27,750-to-$29,495 per year, absent any financial aid. That totals to $111,000-to-$117,980 for a bachelor’s degree.
• Total costs for a bachelor’s degree through the LSP/Angelicum Great Books Program, completed at BC, would be $11,800 (AGBP) + 3 years at BC (of from $27,750-to-$29,495 per year) = $83,250-to-$88,485, for a total of $95,050-to- $100,285, a savings via LSP of from $15,950-to-$17,695. This can be reduced to $93,722 utilizing three annual 15% re-enrollment discounts with the Angelicum Great Books Program.
• If BC eventually accepts all 48 hours of the LSP/ABG Program, BC costs would be reduced by a total of approximately $30-35,000 to approx. $79-83,000 for a bachelor’s degree, absent any financial aid. This can be reduced $ 1,327 utilizing three annual 15% re-enrollment discounts with the Angelicum Great Books Program.
Benedictine College has been accredited by the North Central Association. The educational institutions parties hereto enter into agreement with the intent to provide students with the opportunity to pursue higher education objectives through the combined educational opportunities of BC and the AGBP. The goal of this, as of most Articulation Agreements, is to remove the uncertainties of varying credit acceptance and transfer policies between programs and institutions by means of agreed credit acceptance policies in specific circumstances between the signatory institutions and programs. This affords students the assurance and certainty that if they successfully complete specified college-level courses at one institution or program such academic work will be accepted at the other.
Benedictine College and the Angelicum Great Books Program are both dedicated to provide a liberal arts education by means of academic programs based on a core of liberal or generalist studies. BC presently requires twenty-eight hours (28) minimum of general education credits, broken out into Core (10 hours), Foundations (15 hours), and Perspectives (3 hours). Benedictine College majors have at least 24 hours of electives. The goal of both programs is precisely to equip students with a broad, liberal education as a foundation for subsequent specialization in various major areas.
To that end Benedictine College and the Angelicum Great Books Program agree that students who successfully complete (with a “C” grade or better), part or all of the Angelicum Great Books Program, as set forth on the student’s official Angelicum Great Books Program transcript, shall receive full credit for a minimum of 24 such hours toward Benedictine College bachelor’s degrees, or other BC degree programs, specifically as follows:
6 hours of history credit (i.e., 3 hours of World civilization and 3 hours of American history) fulfilling the BC “historical perspective” requirement; 6 hours of literature (i.e., 3 credits as Introduction to Literature and 3 credits as World Literature) fulfilling the BC “aesthetic experience” requirement; 3 hours of English composition, fulfilling the English composition core requirement; 9 hours of elective credit (this will probably be specifically assigned as 3 hours each in theology, philosophy and theatre, counting toward 3 hours of the BC “faith” and 3 hours of the BC “philosophical inquiry” requirements, however the specific allocation of these 9 elective credits will be decided upon later and noted in a future addendum to this agreement, but it is agreed here that 9 hours of credit as electives will be accepted, regardless of how they are eventually specifically allocated). This totals to 24 hours of agreed credit. The parties agreed to work towards acceptance of all of the 48 hours of Angelicum, Great Books Program credits heretofore recommended by ACE, for full credit at BC.
AGBP students that complete less than AGBP 24 hours of credit will be given full credit for such hours of the AGBP as they do successfully complete, provided they possess an overall grade point average of 2.0 in all such college-level work. In these cases, BC, in consultation with such student(s), will allocate such hours from among those hours set forth in the preceding paragraph, in a manner most suitable for the student’s study plan.
Most bachelor’s degrees at BC require the completion of 128 hours of credit – a few require more. Students completing 24 hours of the Angelicum Great Books Program will need an additional one hundred and four (104) credits to earn bachelor’s degrees in the 128 hour bachelor’s programs at BC, plus the amount of credits over 128 in those majors that require more than 128. Most BC majors require approximately 40 credit hours in the major area of concentration. AGBP students shall be required to complete all such required major hours for a bachelor’s degree in any such area of concentration. Given that AGBP students completing the entire AGBP before matriculating at BC would require at least one hundred and four (104) hours for any bachelor’s degree awarded by BC, completing the 40 hours of major concentration would require no additional hours over and above the 128 or so normally required for BC bachelor’s degrees.
AGBP students who have completed college-level credits in addition to the Angelicum Great Books Program prior to matriculating at BC, may submit official transcripts for such additional work to be evaluated by the BC Registrar to determine the number of additional hours that are comparable to courses offered at BC which will be accepted for credit at BC. No AGBP student will be allowed to begin the registration process until the official AGBP transcripts are received. At a minimum, the two final semesters (30 credit hours) must be completed at Benedictine College.
It is the hope of the parties hereto that Angelicum Great Books Program students will hereby be afforded a seamless opportunity to complete their distance/online learning and generalist/liberal study of the Great Books of Western civilization as presented in the AGBP, and then join and become an integral part of the academic community at Benedictine College, for a minimum of two years on campus (initially three+ years per this agreement), to complete their studies and specialization into one of the 39 majors offered at Benedictine College culminating in bachelor’s degrees.
Students who begin the Angelicum Great Books Program during the effectiveness of this Articulation Agreement, shall be entitled to have the AGBP courses they have successfully completed, as well as those they complete after the termination of this agreement, accepted at Benedictine College on the same terms, as set forth above.
Fort Worth, Texas,February 2, 2011. We are pleased to announce that the College of St. Thomas More (“CSTM”) is the latest college to accept qualified LSP students for full credit for all 48 Great Books credit hours - actually going even farther and incorporating the Ignatius/Angelicum Liberal Studies Program as its online curriculum (go to CSTMO.org for full details) for the Fall, 2011. This consists of the 48 hours of the Angelicum Great Books Program, combined with 12 hours (four, three-hour courses) of theology online taught by UOWC Chancellor Fr. Joseph Fessio, a total of 60 hours, which will be part of the student’s CSTM transcript. Credit hours are $250 x 133 hours (plus a one-time $50 application fee) = $33,300. For more information, please call Steve Bertucci at 360-496-0007. He will be happy to answer your questions. CSTM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (“SACS”) to award the Bachelor of Art Degree, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved degree granting authority to the College of Saint Thomas More.