Online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Pursuing a liberal studies degree can help you develop critical thinking skills and promote professional growth in a broad range of disciplines. By exploring an expansive list of fields, you can hone your ability to make thoughtful decisions and lead others. This program teaches you to draw upon diverse disciplinary perspectives to enhance communication and professional development.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies?
A liberal studies degree can help you advance across multiple disciplines and emerge as a well-rounded leader. In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to select your courses from more than 20 different disciplines. While you must complete your core courses, you’ll spend most of your time exploring your own intellectual and professional interests through the selection of electives. With an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, this program helps you become a stronger creative thinker and problem-solver.
Explore your own interests
As you pursue your liberal studies degree, you can tailor the courses to your evolving interests. In this program, it’s possible to take a multidisciplinary path while learning to conduct research and contribute in a team setting. These abilities are critical to success and can be applied to many different careers.
A liberal studies degree facilitates breadth of experience
One of the benefits of the liberal studies degree is that a wide variety of transfer credits may be applicable. Another benefit is that, due to the specialized coursework, you can draw on knowledge from a variety of disciplines to address important questions. You can also use this program as an opportunity to sample several different areas of study or even prepare for a Master of Liberal Studies.
Will my liberal studies degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Featured courses for liberal studies majors
Core courses in the theory of liberal studies, as well as techniques for analysis and inquiry, can prepare you to examine a variety of perspectives. A significant portion of this program consists of upper-division electives in humanities and social sciences. Some examples of classes you might take include:
What can you do with a liberal studies degree?
A liberal studies degree can prepare you to pursue careers in management, human resources, administration and more. The ability to work collaboratively and think critically is vital for professional development and important across many different industries. Some roles you may consider include:
Admission requirements for the bachelor’s in liberal studies
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Study at a globally recognized university
Arizona State University is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.
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