Because each Antioch BA student’s educational plan is individualized, it is helpful for the student to become familiar in detail with the following degree requirements. The Educational Foundations class (first quarter requirement) also helps students understand and plan how to fulfill these requirements. In this section, requirements are first listed, then explained in more detail. Courses and requirements listed below are subject to change.
- Total Unit Requirement: 180-200 quarter units overall.
- Residency Requirement: The residency requirement specifies that a minimum of 45 quarter units must be earned at Antioch University. Units earned from documentation of Prior Experiential Learning do not count toward residency and are not calculated in determining full or part-time enrollment.
- Upper Division Requirement: At least 45 upper-division units must be completed at Antioch University.
- Breadth/General Education Requirement: Students must complete a minimum of 24 quarter or 16 semester units divided over four areas (see below). Each course only counts toward one area of the Breadth/General Education requirements. May be satisfied with transfer work (this requirement is automatically satisfied with completion of CSU GE Breadth Requirement or IGETC).
(6 quarter or 4 semester units with at least one lower-division course in English Composition with a grade of “C” or better)
Communication is an interdisciplinary field that integrates aspects of both social sciences and the humanities in the analysis of human communications and in the expression of ideas in writing, in discussion, and in live or recorded presentation. The study of communications ranges from interpersonal communication and small group communication to mediated personal communication and mass communications. Communication studies also examines how messages are produced and for what purposes and how they are interpreted through the political, cultural, legal, historical and social dimensions of their contexts. Communication studies prepares students for future work and study in any number of diverse fields, such as law, political organizing and public affairs, marketing, advertising, public relations, consulting and many others.
- All English writing or compositions regardless of prefix
- Communication or Media Studies
- Foreign Languages
Some AUSB Communication courses are:
|COM 3320||Digital Storytelling: Online Magazine Publication||WRT 3110||Creative Writing|
|COM 3340||Writing for Broadcast Media||WRT 3131||Creative Writing: Fiction|
|COM 3520||Public Speaking||WRT 3190||Creative Writing: Nonfiction|
|COM 3530||Organizational & Interpersonal Communication||WRT 3390||The Personal Journal: Literature & Self Discovery|
|WRT 3100||Academic Writing||WRT 3941||Special Topics in Writing (1 unit)|
Arts & Humanities
(6 quarter or 4 semester units with a grade “C” or better)
Courses in the arts and humanities connect us to the efforts of cultures to find meaning in the human condition reaching back to the beginning of recorded history. The many disciplines that make up the arts and humanities open up horizons of understanding about who we are and where we have come from, while also exercising our imaginations and creative engagement with our human destiny. The arts and humanities cultivate critical thinking, self-reflection, imagination, and a sense of play.
|Film and Video||Foreign Language Literature|
|Painting and Sculpture||History|
Some AUSB Arts courses are:
|COM 3221||Environmental Documentary Filmmaking||COM 3360||Photojournalism|
|COM 3300||Social Justice Documentary Filmmaking||COM 3941||Special Topics in Film (1 unit)|
Some AUSB Humanities courses are:
|ECO 3010||Environmental Justice & Advocacy||PSY 3020||Mindfulness|
|GBL 3000||History of Globalization||RLG 3010||Buddhism|
|MGT 3750||Business Ethics & Social Responsibility||RLG 3941||Special Topics in Religion (1 unit)|
|PHL 3670||Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society||WRT 3390||The Personal Journal: Literature & Self Discovery|
|PHL 3690||Ethical & Legal Issues in Human Services|
Science & Quantitative
(6 quarter or 4 semester units with a grade “C” or better)
The science and quantitative reasoning requirement seeks to enrich students’ understanding of the physical and natural world and the scientific and mathematical concepts, theories, and principles that explain that world. Accordingly, students broaden and deepen their understanding of the diversity and interrelatedness of human knowledge through the sciences and quantitative reasoning and are better able to navigate quantitative reasoning and scientific information and frameworks.
SCIENCE QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Anthropology (physical) Computer Science (intermediate and advanced)
Chemistry Research Methods
Environmental Studies Statistics
Some AUSB Science & Quantitative Courses are:
|ECO 3020||Marine Ecology||ECO 3450||Global Environmental Studies|
|ECO 3040||Conservation Biology||ECO 3500||Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Relations|
|ECO 3050||Natural History of Santa Barbara||ECO 3941||Special Topics in Environmental Studies|
|MKT 3020||Web Analytics||MGT 3200||Business Finance|
|QNT 3600||Macroeconomics||QNT 3890||Research Methods & Statistics|
(6 quarter or 4 semester units with a grade “C” or better)
The social sciences involve studying the rapid emergence of the human sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which earlier were modeled on the physical sciences, and have since attained their own internal forms of verification and confirmation of evidence. The contemporary social sciences involve the description and analysis of peoples and cultures, ethnic groups, and social classes from the perspectives of anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, linguistics, and hybrid sciences, such as political economy, that emerged from them. Students learn the theoretical and methodological developments that have advanced our understanding of human beings, various social formations, behavioral patterns and structures, and dynamics of conflict and collaboration.
|Communication or Media Studies||Political Science|
|Human Development||Human Services|
|Social Services Administration||Social Work|
Some AUSB Social Sciences Courses are:
|CDE 3030||Child Psychology||MGT 3750||Business Ethics & Social Responsibility|
|CDE 3040||Emerging Models of Early Childhood Education||MGT 3850.SB||Human Resources & Legal Issues|
|CDE 3050||Integrating Curriculum: Best Practices||MGT 3941||Special Topics in Business Management & Leadership|
|CDE 3060||Media, Technology & Children||MKT 3000||Market Analysis & Research|
|CDE 3070||Child Advocacy||MKT 3010||Integrated Marketing Communication|
|CDE 3080||Special Education: Response to Intervention||MKT 3030||Consumer Behavior|
|CDE 3200||The Parent/Child Relationship||MKT 3050||Strategic Marketing|
|CDE 3320||Adolescent Development||MKT 3060||Advanced Public Relations|
|CDE 3430||Theories of Learning & Cognition||MKT 3070||Brand Development|
|CDE 3941||Special Topics in Child Development & Education||MKT 3080||Consultative & Relationship Selling|
|COM 3210.SB||Interpersonal Communication in a Media World||POL 3470||Public Policy|
|COM 3230||Social Media||POL 3920||Engaged Citizenship|
|COM 3270.SB||Contemporary Issues in Media||PSY 3100||Global Perspectives on Stress|
|COM 3300||Social Justice Documentary Filmmaking||PSY 3201||Counseling Theory & Coaching Techniques|
|COM 3501||Media, Communication & Culture||PSY 3230||Personal Relationships: The Making & Breaking of Affectional Bonds|
|COM 3550||Intercultural Communication||PSY 3281||Psychology of Gender & Sexuality|
|Group Dynamics||PSY 3330||Culture & Emotions|
|COM 3740||Advertising & Culture||PSY 3340.SB||Issues in Substance-based & Process Addictions|
|COM 3941||Films on Social Justice Topics||PSY 3350||Psychopathology: The Nature of Mental Illness in Contemporary Society|
|ECO 3000||Ecopsychology||PSY 3391||Positive Psychology|
|ECO 3010||Environmental Justice & Advocacy||PSY 3400||Theories of Personality|
|ECO 3500||Anthrozoology: Human- Animal Relations||PSY 3410||Transformation of Consciousness|
|ECO 3760||Sustainable Business Practices||PSY 3440||Social Psychology|
|ENT 3000||Entrepreneurship||PSY 3450||Community Psychology & Social Change|
|ENT 3770||E-business & E-commerce||PSY 3550||Healing from Trauma|
|ENT 3790||Business Planning & Development||PSY 3640||Principles of Group Counseling|
|GBL 3010||Human Rights||PSY 3681||Family Systems: Global Perspectives|
|GBL 3140||Conflict Management I: Nature & Cause||PSY 3690||Adult Development & Aging|
|HDV 4550.SB||Child Development||PSY 3801||Issues in Chemical Dependency|
|HDV 4581||Language Acquisition||PSY 3941||Special Topics in Psychology|
|INT 3031||Service Learning in the Community||SOC 3020||Social Justice Movements, Their Leaders & People|
|INT 3910||Career Planning||SOC 3050.SB||Pacific Rim Cultures & Communities|
|INT 3941||Readings on Social Justice Topics||SOC 3510.SB||Diversity & Cultural Awareness|
|MGT 3200||Business Finance||SOC 3770||The Latino Community in American Society|
|MGT 3220||Leadership & Project Management||MGT 3741||Organizational Strategy & Culture|
- Core Course Requirements: The Undergraduate degree requires the completion of six 3 quarter unit competencies. These 18 quarter units must be taken at Antioch University.
- Educational Foundations
- Academic Writing
- Ethics and Leadership (choose 1 from a slate of courses)
- Global (choose 1 from a slate of courses)
- Research (choose 1 from a slate of courses)
- Environmental (choose 1 from a slate of courses)
AUSB Core Course Categories
AUSB Core Courses that Count for Requirement
Educational Foundations Educational Foundations Arts and Humanities Academic Writing Academic Writing Communication Ethics and Leadership PHL 3670 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society
MGT 3750 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
PHL3690 Ethical Issues in Human Services
POL 3920 Engaged Citizenship
Social Science Global
SOC 3780 Class, Race, Gender and Sexuality
GBL3000 History of Globalization
GBL 3610 Global Economics
PSY 3330 Culture and Emotion
COM 3550 Intercultural Communication
SOC 3510 Diversity and Cultural Awareness
MGT 3230 Managing in a Global Environment
Social Science Research QNT 3890 Research Methods & Statistics
MGT 3200 Business Finance
MKT 3020 Web Analytics
QNT 3600 Macroeconomics
Science and Quantitative Reasoning Environmental ECO3020 Marine Ecology
ECO 3050 Natural History of Santa Barbara
ECO 3040 Conservation Biology
ECO 3450 Global Environmental Studies
Science and Quantitative Reasoning
The core courses may also count as units for the concentration—please consult your Academic Advisor when making selections.
- Area of Concentration Requirements: The Area of Concentration is the student’s specialized field of learning. The student may include a Concentration in their program of study. The following stipulations apply:
- A Concentration must have a minimum of 36 units and may not exceed 60 units.
- At least 24 quarter units must be upper-division taken at AUSB in the chosen Concentration
- Concentration requirements may include transferred courses
Other Stipulations for BA Planning: Several other stipulations apply for BA Program planning:
- No more than 24 units may be evaluated by a single instructor/evaluator.
- No more than 20 units may be earned in any single outside setting such as an internship site.
- 45 upper division units must be taken at AU.
- No more than 3 units may be included in any one Prior Experiential Learning activity.
- Prior Experiential Learning units may be earned if the student does not have 135 quarter units at time of transfer, and only to reach 135 total units.
- Prior Experiential Learning is limited to a total of 45 units. There can be no exceptions to this regulation.
Because Antioch University Santa Barbara offers a degree completion program, courses in the Undergraduate Program are upper-division level only. All lower-division coursework must be completed at another institution prior to transfer. Upper-division classes are numbered in the 3000s and 4000s. For internships and for all self-designed learning activities (Outside Learning Activities, Independent Studies), Antioch uses certain 3000 numbers. This numbering system is summarized as follows:
|Upper Division||Type of Learning Activity|
|3980||Internships and Practica|
The Undergraduate program requirements must include:
- 45 or more quarter units of upper-division learning.
- No more than 135 units of lower-division learning.
- No more than 24 units that are successfully completed can be taken with any one instructor/evaluator.
- Educational Foundations course and Academic Writing course to establish context and familiarize you with the skills you’ll use as you progress academically.
- One Ethics and Leadership course, one Global Course, one Research course, and one Environmental course taken at Antioch.
The Undergraduate program requirements may include:
- Any number of extra units of upper-division learning beyond 45 as long as the total number of units does not exceed 200.
- 135 quarter units or fewer than 135 quarter units of lower-division learning.
- No more than 45 units of Prior Experiential Learning and only until the student reaches the 135 quarter unit maximum for transferable work.