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Liberal Arts Online
BA

Liberal Arts Online
BA

Transfer your credits or earn your degree completely online

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Liberal Arts degree program teaches students to think critically, write clearly and communicate effectively. This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers.

Earn a bachelor’s degree at UMassD or complete your degree at UMassD if you already have some college credits. The program is 100% online.

Transferring to UMassD

With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 90 credits from a regionally accredited institution.

UMass Dartmouth Liberal Arts degree students must complete 120 credits to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Liberal Arts degree students must choose two of the following concentrations:

  • Economics
  • English Literature and Criticism
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Urban Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Within those concentrations, students learn to read and analyze critically, write thoughtfully, and communicate effectively through argument, analysis, exposition, and oral presentation.

Sample Course Offerings

Examples of courses offered in the Liberal Arts concentrations include (course offerings subject to change):

  • Ecofeminism 
  • Labor Economics
  • 20th Century American Fiction
  • World Civilizations
  • Philosophy of Happiness
  • International Relations
  • Civil Liberties 
  • Food, Feast and Famine
  • Sex Roles & Politics

Course descriptions, schedules and requirements

Student Success

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a solid foundation for pursuing a variety of careers or advanced degrees in fields including:

  • Publicist
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Communications
  • Reporting
  • Politics or Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Law
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UMassD advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned:

  • UMassD online bachelor’s degree program ranked #7 in the nation by College Choice for most affordable online colleges
  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • Generous transfer policy
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center

Expand your opportunities

UMass Dartmouth advanced degrees

  • MBA
  • MPP
  • JD

Liberal Arts Faculty

Robert Darst
Robert Darst, PhD

Learning Style: Online

Online courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates. The majority of our online courses are taught asynchronously.

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Course descriptions, schedules and requirements