Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Skills, Sustainability and Regeneration
This is Ubiquity’s interpretation of the classical liberal arts as applied in a 21st Century context. It blends the development of key essential skills such as critical thinking with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Largely self-designed, it sets certain core courses in place and then allows you to explore the world as you see fit.
A Ubiquity BA is your creation. We require some core courses that we want every student to take and then we work with you to shape your own major area of concentration. Because of the importance we place on bringing people together to solve global challenges, Ubiquity concentrates on developing soft skills and gaining knowledge about global challenges centered on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our programs are designed to instill in you the key qualities you need to link your passion with solving global challenges to bring sustainable and generative health and wellbeing to individuals, communities and the planet.
Prerequisite to Join: High School Diploma or equivalent
Admissions Process: Complete an initial interview with our Director of Admissions, then submit all materials prior to registering for courses.
By the end of this program you should be able to:
- Understand yourself, your unique talents and your place in the world.
- Articulate the connections between ourselves, our planetary home and our place in the universe.
- Use a variety of essential skills to accelerate your own development as a lifelong leaner and improve your prospects in the pursuit of your personal goals.
- Apply a cutting-edge set of tools and skills to create change in humanity’s consciousness in order to contribute to building a more sustainable and regenerative world.
This BA Degree is composed of 120 credits:
Core Courses (24 Credits): A set of 8 (eight) required macrocourses from each area of our Chartres Framework
- Meeting Global Challenges – Foundation in Soft Skills and UN SDGs (Shelly Alcorn, UU)
- Teamwork and Collaboration – Cosmopolitan Communication (Kazuma Matoba, PhD – AIS)
- Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Leading Change (Cynthia Scott, UU)
- Emotional Intelligence – Integral Flourishing – Parts One and Two (Lee Mason, UU)
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Foundations of Critical Thinking for Learning and Life (Linda Elder, PhD)
- Leadership – Transformational Leadership, Strategy and Governance (Peter Merry, PhD -UU)
- Building Global Community – Great Books (Jim Garrison, PhD and Gyorgyi Szabo, PhD – UU)
Elective Courses (96 Credits): A set of 34 elective macrocourses, or combined microcourses, nanocourses, live webinars or in-person learning journeys. These may be Ubiquity Courses, courses from our Approved Providers, or courses you import for credit. See more information in our Ubiquity University Student Handbook. The latest selection of our courses is available here.
Dissertation: At the end of your degree, you are requested to write a dissertation, which must not exceed 10,000 words.
Pay per course: US$ 300
Total program cost: Approximately US$ 12,000
Read more about this program in the Ubiquity University Student Handbook