Broaden your world.
Then narrow your focus.

Effective communicators and creative problem-solvers drive innovation in businesses everywhere today. These sought-after skills form the backbone of your online liberal arts degree, 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 you can customize your online bachelor’s in liberal studies with a professional concentration that speaks 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 studies that can be molded to suit your interests. At its core, it prepares you to broaden your worldview with a foundation in history, philosophy, and social science. Your professional concentration helps you prepare to advance in fields like communication, criminal justice, business administration, and more.

The liberal arts degree is also the foundation of our online liberal arts program. But in the coming semesters, we look forward to expanding our online liberal arts degree offerings with additional options that cover a wide range of subjects. Check back for more information on new and upcoming degree programs.

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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
  • Cyber Security
  • 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 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.”

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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Why earn your bachelor’s in liberal arts 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. As you complete your liberal studies 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 hoping to pursue, 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 cyber security
  • 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.

Learn more about our outstanding faculty.