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Liberal Studies Curriculum

Mount Mary University’s liberal studies program is a degree-completion major designed specifically for women who already have an associate degree in a technical or professional field from an accredited college and who want to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The liberal studies curriculum blends the richness of liberal arts with professional preparation. The program supports you to:

  • gain a strong background in the liberal arts
  • expand your critical and creative thinking skills
  • broaden your knowledge of the world
  • grow intellectually and personally
  • develop leadership skills

During your final term, you’ll participate in a culminating capstone course to reflect on the skills and knowledge you have gained and develop a portfolio of your work.

Flexible Course Schedules for Your Convenience

You can choose day, evening or accelerated formats to complete your liberal studies degree at your pace.

The accelerated format allows you take courses in five, eight-week terms each year. Accelerated courses meet one night a week or on Saturdays. Accelerated terms start in January, June, October, March and August, so you can start at a time that’s convenient for you.

Eligibility for Liberal Studies Degree-Completion Program

To enter the liberal studies degree-completion program, you must have completed an associate degree in which you maintained at least a C average. You can transfer up to 64 credits from your associate degree program to Mount Mary.

Some academic programs require a GPA higher than is required for general admission to Mount Mary University. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The degree-completion program requires a minimum of 64 credits to be taken at Mount Mary.

To earn your bachelor’s degree, you will need to complete the university’s core curriculum courses and complete a concentration of liberal arts courses from one of the following five areas:

  • philosophy/theology
  • communication/math
  • fine arts
  • humanistics
  • science

Complete degree requirements on the liberal studies curriculum and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF) .