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Liberal Arts


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The Liberal Arts degree program at Weekend/Evening & Online College provides a solid background for graduate work in law, public administration and most humanities and social sciences.

Our Liberal Arts degree program encourages the study of human beings and societies from the multiple perspectives of the humanities and the social sciences. As part of the curriculum, you will explore and combine insights into human art and activity that are revealed by psychology, literature, art, history, philosophy, religious studies, music, sociology, economics, and anthropology.

Earning a degree in Liberal Arts from Weekend/Evening & Online College provides a foundation for graduate work in law, public administration, and most fields in the humanities and social sciences. You may also combine the Liberal Arts degree program with a minor in Business Administration or Psychology to enhance your professional specialization goals.

Prepare now for your future with a Liberal Arts BA degree from Weekend/Evening & Online College.


Available Program Formats

Learn more about our program formats and hear from our students about their unique experiences.

Weekend, Evening & Online

Choose your own schedule. Instruction takes place on select weekends, evenings, in-person or online. Combine all formats, or choose the one that works for you.

Fully Online

Complete your degree 100% online with the support of our distinguished faculty.

Degree Requirements

The following is a complete listing of degree requirements for those seeking to earn a BA in Liberal Arts from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University. For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.

General Studies

50 units total

Communication Skills (8 units)

  • Written – Freshman English 1A & 1B (6 units)
  • Oral (2 units)

Critical Thinking (3 units)

  • Can be satisfied by designated courses in Philosophy or English (3 units)
  • Literature (3 units)
  • History 1A: Western Civilization for English Majors (3 units)
  • Natural Science (3 units)
  • Mathematics (3 units)
  • Social or Behavioral Science (3 units)
  • Economics or Political Science (3 units)

Foreign Language or Culture (6 units)

Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 units)

  • Must include 3 units of Ethics
  • Religious Studies (6-9 units)
  • Philosophy – including one course in Philosophical Ideas (6-9 units)

Diversity Courses (6 units)

  • Can be satisfied by designated courses in Art, Literature, History, Philosophy, or Religion (6 units)

Major Requirements

34-36 units total


  • LIB 101: Introduction to the Liberal Arts (3 units)
  • LIB 110: Senior Seminar (3 units)

A minimum of 30 units in Liberal Arts offerings, of which 24 must be upper division.

A minimum of 4 of the upper-division courses must be in the humanities, representing at least two of the following disciplines:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Language
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Religious Studies

A minimum of four upper-division courses must be in the social sciences, representing at least two of the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Sociology

Plus General Studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units, including Modern Language requirement of two courses in Modern Language or Cultural Studies.

Free Electives

44 units total

  • Any courses whatsoever may be chosen for 44 units of academic credit, of which 18 or 21 units may be used to constitute a minor.

Total Units

Total Units for Major: 34-36 units

Total Units for Complete Bachelor's Degree: 124 units