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Why Liberal Studies?

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By taking classes in the arts, humanities and sciences, Liberal Studies students develop highly sought after skills including problem-solving and communication.

BLA students are able to...

  • customize your flexible degree
  • design a broad, yet specific curriculum
  • complete your degree
  • take classes online

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BLA students are required to...

  • focus one of your interests around a minor degree in any subject
  • take classes across the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities
  • check in with an advisor each semester to insure your progress toward your degree

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We have unique scholarships available for returning students, adult-learners and others who may find the BLA or the MALS degrees a good fit for their academic, life and career goals.

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