Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) are highly flexible degree options for students seeking an alternative to a traditional BA/BS or MA degree programs.

UMKC is a public, urban university focused on research and community service.  The Liberal Studies program at UMKC provides students a broad foundation of knowledge that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant.  By taking a range of classes in the arts, humanities and sciences, Liberal Studies students develop highly sought after skills including thinking and problem-solving abilities, written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work in teams, adaptability to change and multicultural awareness.