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Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Science

Graduate with skills for today's job market: BSLS graduates develop the creative and critical thinking skills analysts say graduates need to advance in today’s workplace. Equipped with these attributes, our graduates will be empowered for jobs in almost any sector.

Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 120 Hours

The Liberal Studies degree allows students to combine interests in multiple academic programs into one curriculum.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies at Texas A&M University-Central Texas allows students to combine interests in multiple academic programs into one curriculum. The result is a degree that better meets the variety of educational and professional goals today’s students aspire to achieve. Our program is well suited for both non-traditional students who have spent time in the workforce or started their academic journey, as well as traditional students who want to explore diverse interests.

As a Liberal Studies major, you will become a resourceful critical thinker and communicator. These skills will provide a practical and meaningful framework which you can leverage across a wide range of careers and professional endeavors.

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Available as a 100% Online Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is available as a 100% online degree program when pursued with three minors selected from among the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Aviation Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Texas A&M-Central Texas offers outstanding and affordable online degrees.

Create a Personalized Degree in Areas that Interest You

Create a personalized educational experienced based on your interests by selecting three minors from the list of disciplines below. Each minor requires the successful completion of 18 semester credit hours in a recognized discipline, with at least 12 semester credit hours of upper-level coursework.

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Aviation Science
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • Forensic Investigation
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interdisciplinary Film Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Military Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Included in liberalartsedu.org's 2022 Regional Analysis of Most Affordable Liberal Studies Programs

From liberalartsedu.org: Altogether, a bachelor of liberal arts degree offers a powerful combination of knowledge and reasoning skills that can be put to use in almost any industry. We built this list to help you find world-class universities teaching those skills at the lowest tuition rates in the country.

Here's more of what they said about our program:

Tuition cost is $7,411 less than the regional average for similar programs!

  • Also offers: MS in Liberal Studies
  • Ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse schools in the U.S.
  • Outstanding student engagement through a low, 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio

On-campus or online, Texas A&M – Central Texas’ BS in Liberal Studies offers an affordable, interdisciplinary course of study (bachelor’s completion) that’s built for both traditional and non-traditional students alike. Explore an area of interest to you… build upon your professional skills… prepare for graduate school – whatever your goals, Texas A&M – Central Texas will get you where you want to be, thanks to the option of in-person or distance-based courses, and an outstanding selection of minor options. Choose from three minors and create a program that’s uniquely you.

Dr. Mienie Roberts

Transfer Pathways:

The direct & affordable path from your community college to a BS Liberal Studies degree!

  • If you are planning to start your study at an A&M-Central Texas partner college, our Transfer Pathways help you identify the specific courses you will need in each semester, from freshman through graduation!
  • If you are already attending an A&M-Central Texas partner college, Transfer Pathways show you the quickest path to a bachelor's degree, with no extra classroom time and no wasted credit hours.
  • If you attend or plan to attend another college, A&M-Central Texas will create a customized pathway just for you, and update it with you each semester as you move toward your degree!
  • Or use one of our transfer guides, which lead you to an Education BAS degree by showing typical freshman and sophmore classes:
  • Contact us: We're here to help you graduate on time and with less student debt.

Program Information

Program Contact

For initial advising please contact Academic Advisors in
the College of Arts & Sciences:

Yvonne Imergoot
Office/Room   HH-302 N 
254.519.5461 
yvonne.imergoot@tamuct.edu

Robert Wells
Office/Room   HH-302 O 
254.501.5920 
r.wells@tamuct.edu

Virtual Advisor