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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

See the big picture with an online bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Ashford University. Embark on a broad-based course of study that allows you to explore a variety of academic areas. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts emphasizes literature, philosophy, social science, and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare you for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change.

An Online Liberal Arts Degree That Benefits You

Taking the time to earn your degree can be challenging, especially with a full-time job and family. Ashford’s online liberal arts degree gives students the flexibility to study when and where they want to. Due to the wide range of subjects and the flexibility in career options, more and more students are now choosing a liberal arts degree. There is a lot of value that an online degree can offer, as it can lead to better career advancements and more confidence to pursue new job opportunities. Some additional benefits of earning your liberal arts degree online include:

Flexibility – Complete your online degree around your existing schedule, giving you the maximum freedom.

Affordability - Payment options that fit your life and needs. We offer a wide range of funding options and manageable payment plans.

Professional Instructors – Learn from professors who have the relevant knowledge and experience to help you grow in your liberal arts career.

Online Support – Get online help that fits your schedule. 24/7 online support that ranges from live chat to over the phone service.

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What you will learn

Ashford’s bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts is designed to provide you with a broad-based liberal arts experience, enriching your understanding of the physical and social world. The diversity of courses will enable you to examine major national and global issues, especially those issues related to cultures and their diversity. Foster an independent view of the world while developing critical, creative thinking, and communication skills. Upon completion of your online liberal arts degree, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate comparative and analytical communication skills across disciplines
  • Conduct effective independent research
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills between and among diverse groups and individuals
  • Apply critical thinking skills in analyzing complex social and cultural issues
  • Summarize and integrate viewpoints from different disciplines
  • Analyze the values that influence interactions among people, groups, or nations

These skills from an online liberal arts degree program give you an advantage in many ways, due to the study of such a wide variety of subjects and themes. This variety also allows you to learn about a wide range of ideas, that will better help you discover your interests and pursue a gratifying career.

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Your Courses in Liberal Arts

Embark on a broad-based course of study that allows you to explore a variety of academic areas and to develop an understanding of the physical and social world. This degree's curriculum also includes a capstone course to allow you to demonstrate the full results of your efforts in a comprehensive portfolio.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

BA in Liberal Arts

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. In this video, Chair of the online Liberal Arts program Dr. John McAteer explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in liberal arts. 

Careers in Liberal Arts

When you complete your online liberal arts degree, you will have what you need to begin a rewarding career in which a breadth of knowledge is a must. Unlike majors such as nursing or information technology that specialize in very specific skills, liberal arts degrees promote exploration across many different subjects. Everything from science to literature, these online liberal arts classes are meant to teach you how to think and reason critically while communicating to others clearly and effectively.

With an online liberal arts degree, you can pursue a wide range of career options that are more specific to your interests. Career fields such as education, public relations, marketing, and management are just a few areas in which you can have the opportunity to work. This online degree option can also serve as a solid foundation if you are interested in pursuing graduate school. Take a look at your potential career options.

Liberal Arts Careers

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.