A Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies

As a Liberal Studies major at Mount Ida, you will gain a broad base of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences, with a concentration in either humanities or social science.  Through our hands on instruction, you will develop a diverse skill base including the ability to be critically aware of the aesthetic, social, and psychological functions of art and literature and to utilize the principles of scientific investigation. In addition, you will appreciate cultural diversity, entertain multidisciplinary perspectives, and effectively communicate in oral and written forms. With our small class sizes and attentive professors, you will develop the versatile skills and knowledge needed to meet the many challenges of a 21st century career.


The Liberal Studies degree program enables you to apply analytical skills directly to tailored coursework. Our program is specifically designed to prepare you for a wide array of professional opportunities.

The Liberal Studies Program promotes a love of learning, creative and independent thinking, and critical analysis.

The bachelor degree requires 120 credits, broken down as follows:

  • 18 credits in core Liberal Studies courses, including a concentration
  • 66 credits in arts, sciences and humanities
  • 36 open electives, which may include minors or study abroad

The Liberal Studies Program lays a foundation for work in a variety of professional areas by producing creative, independent thinkers who are able to carve out career paths and to determine the advanced training, additional course work, or graduate programs that they need to fulfill their goals.

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