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 and skills in the social sciences, humanities, cultural studies, and environmental studies. 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.
All students may choose to focus their liberal studies education within a particular area of interest based on individual experience and personal or professional goals. Choose from one or more in-demand concentrations including Communication & Media, Environmental Studies and Social & Cultural Studies. Or, work with faculty mentors to develop an individualized degree program.