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Liberal Arts, BA

Master the Art of Reason

A liberal arts degree helps you develop your rational thought and intellectual capabilities in many areas. You will gain a basic understanding of the development of civilization, historical and cultural traditions, political institutions and processes, and develop an appreciation of the fine arts and literature.

You will be able to plan a multi-disciplinary program, focusing on subjects in social science, humanities, and the arts. Most liberal arts students are in another major or a strong minor.

Degree at a Glance

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*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

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Career Outlook for Graduates

Many liberal arts graduates continue on to higher education programs to earn master's and/or doctorate degrees in medicine, law, dentistry, business, humanities, and social sciences.

With strong skills in communication and critical thinking, graduates are flexible and adaptable learners, allowing them to pursue a wide variety of careers.

Why Earn a Liberal Arts Degree from USU Online

USU Online's liberal arts bachelor's program allows you to acquire an understanding in four areas: historical and cultural traditions; social and legal institutions; arts and literature; and critical thinking, reasoning, and ethical inquire. In addition, you will gain proficiency in a foreign language.

By taking classes 100% online, you will have the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. USU instructors are highly qualified, both through education and life experience.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

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Tom Liljegren

Tom Liljegren
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