B.A. in Liberal Studies

Complete Your Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or B.A.S.) in Liberal Studies at Marylhurst

Welcome to the Liberal Studies program at Marylhurst, our most flexible degree plan.  Your professional aspirations are as unique as you are, which is why Marylhurst enables students to unite their interests, experience and goals within an employer-respected degree program rooted in the applied liberal arts.

A B.A. or B.A.S. in Liberal Studies develops the professional skills necessary to address societies most publicized and hidden challenges. As a student, experienced faculty will  work directly with you to develop disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge for social engagement, cultivating a broad range of skills in the social sciences and humanities. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies prepares students for diverse professional paths by focusing on skill development and the application of knowledge in critical thinking and problem-solving, communication and leadership. Students graduate with the ability to professionally navigate and engage change, diversity, and complexity present in society.

Marylhurst offers a B.A.S. in Liberal Studies for professionals who hold an Associate of Applied Science
(A.A.S.) or have earned vocational or technical credit. With a B.A.S. in Liberal Studies, you may leverage the technical skills you learned in community college and apply them towards your bachelor’s degree.

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Benefits of the Marylhurst Liberal Studies Program

Accreditation iconREGIONALLY ACCREDITED
Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS
Most classes are offered online or with a mix of online and on-campus sessions typically held one day a week, like in the evenings or on the weekends.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Marylhurst offers a wide range of scholarships, including for transfer students, military personnel and Phi Theta Kappa members. In fact, we award (on average) $1 million in scholarship per year.

CAREER SUPPORT
Along with our career-relevant curriculum, Marylhurst offers career support services (like “meet the employer” events and internship help) and a well-connected, highly engaged alumni network.

SMALL CLASSES
We focus on creating a learning environment that is supportive and allows for collaboration. Our average class size is 11 and our expert faculty know your name.

Enhance your knowledge and skills in communication, ethics, justice and society; inequality, identity and difference; nature, culture and technology; and other interdisciplinary and applied liberal studies topics. As a student, you have the option to personalize your degree through elective credits. Some students even choose to earn credits through hands-on internship experience.

Liberal Studies Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

If you’re a member of Phi Theta Kappa (community college honor society), Marylhurst has a scholarship to honor your achievements. Receive up to $4,000 a year for two years (so up to $8,000 total).

President’s Scholarship

Have you earned a 3.5 GPA in your undergraduate coursework and completed at least 30 college credits? You may qualify for the President’s Scholarship at Marylhurst. Receive up to $3,000 per year for two years (up to $6,000 total).

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Get further details about this Liberal Studies program through our welcoming Office of Admissions.

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“Marylhurst University offers a unique space for students who are ready to take the final steps in completing their degree. As your Admissions Counselor, I am here to help you remove barriers and begin your journey!”

~ Amanda Stover, Admissions Counselor

Cost of the Program

Credit for Prior Learning

Marylhurst is a nationally recognized leader in helping students earn credit for prior learning, like work and military experience. Learn more about this Credit for Prior Learning program that can help save in tuition and your time to degree.

A Personalized Degree Completion Program

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