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Liberal Studies

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Designed to make well-rounded critical thinkers for broad-based employment opportunities, the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (LST) can help launch your career or move you ahead in the job you have. More and more employers are requiring a college degree just to get in the door. As a college graduate, you will have already demonstrated initiative, perseverance, and success — transferable skills for any occupation!

Many students find themselves with multiple interests, a varied skillset and a substantial number of credits, but no distinct major. By combining your existing credits and completing two online core courses (Principles of Liberal Studies and Capstone in Liberal Studies), you’ll be well on the way to your Liberal Studies degree.

Our advisors will work with you to determine any other courses needed to “fill in the gaps” academically to help you graduate as quickly as possible. You’ll enjoy flexible scheduling for working adults including online, hybrid and on-site course options.

Your Liberal Studies degree will give you the credibility and competitive advantage that’s expected with a Miami education.

Go ahead, finish that degree you’ve always wanted!

What classes would I take?

Learn about the BA/BS in Liberal Studies core curriculum.

What can I do with this major?

This innovative degree is designed to provide students the opportunity for degree completion, moving them toward their educational and career goals while providing them essential skills highly desired by employers.

Local Job Statistics

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), the employment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds with a bachelor’s degree or higher were 22 percent higher than the rate than those with high school completion (67 vs. 89 percent) in 2015. A similar pattern of higher employment rates positively correlating with higher educational attainment was found for 25- to 64-year-olds.

According to the University System of Ohio within the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Spring 2013 Ohio graduates with a Bachelor’s degree obtained an average full-time salary of $38,446, which is over $5,000 more than the average salary for those who completed less than an Associate’s degree.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for:

  • Positions requiring a Bachelor’s degree
  • Careers related to student’s focus areas (chosen from Professional Studies and Applied Sciences; Humanities; Social Sciences; and several others)
  • Careers related to undergraduate extracurricular experiences (work, internships, practicums, services activities, organizational involvement, etc.)
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in areas of interest
MU Regional graduates with this degree obtained careers in fields such as:
  • Social Services
  • Business and Economics
  • Higher Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Technology

MU Regional graduates with this degree pursued graduate degrees in fields such as:

  • Creative Writing
  • Counseling and Psychology
  • Family Studies

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

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