Online Liberal Arts Degrees

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Effective communicators and creative problem-solvers drive innovation in businesses everywhere today. These sought-after skills form the backbone of your studies when you pursue your liberal arts degree online, which can prepare you to become a well-rounded leader in a wide range of industries.

At Maryville University, we encourage you to bravely pursue your passion, whatever it is. That’s why we offer four diverse liberal arts options, so you can build the skills to pursue your passion in an array of exciting fields.  And you can combine your online bachelor’s in liberal arts with a minor or electives that speak directly to your career goals.

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Which online liberal arts degree is right for you?

At Maryville University, you can earn an online bachelor’s in liberal arts that can be molded to suit your interests. We offer liberal arts degrees online in four areas: English, healthcare, history, and liberal studies.

At their core, our degrees can help you broaden your worldview with a foundation in areas like history, philosophy, and social science. But when you earn your liberal arts degree online at Maryville, you can supplement your major with a chosen minor or an array of electives.

Our programs are designed to give you the practical, real-world experience to build your professional skill set and pursue your passion. And with dedicated student support, industry-experienced faculty, and online flexibility, we work to help ensure you get the most out of your educational experience.

Which degree will help you achieve your personal and professional goals?

Here are some other online degree programs you may want to consider

As you’re deciding which program is right for you, consider taking a deeper look into a couple of our more popular ones:


Featured online liberal arts degree program: bachelor’s in liberal studies

Your online liberal studies degree can prepare you to be brave and break into a new field or advance in industries like accounting, marketing, healthcare management, financial services, and many more. It all depends on what you want to do.

As you earn your online bachelor’s in liberal studies, you can consult with faculty and pick a professional concentration that inspires you to make a bold move forward.

Focus your online liberal arts degree in one of 10 professional disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice/Criminology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership

Why choose Maryville for your online liberal arts degree?

When you choose to pursue your liberal arts degree online at Maryville, you take a bold step forward with a trusted institution. As you earn your online bachelor’s in liberal studies, you can explore the topics that interest you, customizing your degree with your choice from many professional disciplines.

Here, we support your decision to be brave and seek more. We take pride in our dedication to our students and their success, and we want to provide you the best online experience possible. In fact, when you earn your degree online from Maryville, you choose to study at a school ranked by Forbes as one of “America’s Top Colleges.”

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Why earn your liberal arts degree online?

Earn your online liberal arts degree and discover the convenience of using our innovative learning platform to advance your knowledge and expertise. It’s designed to bend to your emerging interests, so you can choose your courses to align with your career goals as you go. Throughout the process, we provide technical support to answer your questions, and our expert faculty members are available to offer further guidance whenever you need it.

What careers can you pursue with your online liberal arts degree?

The appeal of an online liberal arts degree for many is its flexibility. Whether your goals are in English and writing, healthcare, history, or a broader field, we’re dedicated to giving you the support and flexibility to study and learn on your terms.

As you complete your core courses, you can complement that experience with a professional concentration that interests you. These concentration courses can help you prepare to work in banking, IT, management, education, government, nonprofits, and more. It’s up to you to decide.

With your bachelor’s in liberal studies, you can customize your curriculum to help you develop skills broadly in just about any area you want.

So whatever career you’re seeking, you can find courses to help bolster your abilities — and your credentials. Career sectors you may pursue include:

  • Business and finance
  • Accounting
  • Communications and media
  • Criminal justice
  • Healthcare administration
  • Technology and cybersecurity
  • Marketing and advertising

Wherever your interests lie, you can build on your passion to pursue what matters most to you.

Meet our online liberal arts degree faculty.

When you’re narrowing the field, it helps to connect with experts who can walk you through your options. At Maryville, 90% of our full-time faculty holds the highest degree in their field. So whether you wish to study art history, forensic psychology, literature, communication, or any combination of core and concentration courses, our mentors can show you the way.

Germaine Murray, Coordinator of Liberal Studies

Join Maryville and you can connect with experienced educators like Germaine Murray. She’s the coordinator of our liberal studies program and has been helping students pursue growth and advancement for more than 26 years. As director of the school’s Medart Lecture Series, she brings scholars and artists in to speak with students. It’s her passion for improving global culture that drives her mentorship, and you can be the next graduate she inspires.

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