You’ve put off getting your degree to focus on other areas of your life. Now it’s time to start again. A BA in liberal studies offers the chance for adult and nontraditional students to begin or complete degree work toward a bachelor’s degree.

Program Overview

In our liberal studies program, you explore the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. The research, writing and rhetorical expertise you develop translates well to many careers, and the degree paves the way to enroll in graduate programs in such fields as law, education, journalism, library science and social work.

We customize the degree around your strengths and interests, under the guidance of faculty advisers who know your professional goals. Our program enables you to easily leverage any credits you may have earned at other universities, including the completion of an associate’s degree.

Our flexible, part-time schedule enables you to structure your education around the demands of a full-time job or family responsibilities with a combination of day, night and weekend classes.

Curriculum and Requirements

Each program is individually designed by the student with approval by the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students complete the College of Arts and Sciences requirements, 15 credits at the 300-level and 9–10 courses in the area of concentration.