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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Today's culture is rapidly evolving. Information access is developing exponentially. Industries are globally interconnected. Knowledge itself is changing so rapidly that yesterday’s new ideas quickly become obsolete. In this marketplace, employers are looking for people who can work collaboratively, can communicate effectively, and have been schooled in a broad range of knowledge and knowledge acquisition skills. In this environment, civil society is in need of citizens who can reason carefully, possess scientific literacy, and can engage in public debate of critical ideas. And in this life that our students will live branching beyond us into the future, they will need the resources available to the life-long learner to think deeply, appreciate broadly, and live life fully.

Hear from the first cohort of students who earned the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies:

A Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Landmark College offers students the opportunity to prepare for such a multi-faceted environment. While any degree must have, by necessity, a utilitarian purpose, schools offering a liberal arts degree also bear the weight of the ethical mandate to prepare an informed citizenry to make moral decisions and undertake examined inquiry. 

Essential 21st century skills in communication, problem solving, information technology, and critical thinking are incorporated into the required courses of this degree. Civic inquiry and an emphasis on collaboration with people holding different perspectives are also integrated into coursework. Experiential learning is embedded in overall course design, as well as highlighted in the degree requirements of field study, an interdisciplinary seminar, advanced writing, civic engagement, and a capstone project.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies offers a breadth of courses in the liberal arts with added curricular requirements that allow for depth of study. The degree has flexibility of content in the disciplines of English, Communications, Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, and Social Sciences. It offers broad elective choices in other departments, such as Mathematics and Computer Science, Business, Natural Sciences, and World Languages, and is designed to prepare its graduates either to enter the workforce after graduation or to further their studies.

Curriculum Outline

B.A. students complete 121 credits to earn their degree.

  • 37 General Education Core Requirements at the 1000-2000 levels
  • 18 General Education Core Requirements at the 3000-4000 levels
  • 48 B.A. Elective Credits (at least 21 at the 3000-4000 levels)
  • 15 B.A. Major Requirement Credits (all at the 3000-4000 levels)


Ann McCloskey, M.A.
B.A. Coordinator

Interested in applying?

Whether you are new to Landmark College or are a former student interested in returning for a baccalaurate degree, you can apply here. (The re-enrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the Former Students tab.)

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