Liberal Arts : Online

What is Liberal Arts : Online?

The term "liberal arts" can simply refer to the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and sciences, but in this case, it refers more generally to a curriculum designed to provide a foundation of knowledge of culture (humanities), society (social sciences) and science (sciences) while developing intellectual and practical skills (critical thinking, ethical thinking, analytical thinking, problem solving and effective communication) that can be applied in real-world settings. This kind of education is highly regarded because it fosters the development of valuable skills that are applicable to a wide range of activities, including the ability to learn and apply knowledge, deal with complexity and adapt to change.

The program is well-suited for students whose needs and interests are not being met by existing A&S majors, such as those

  • who have several areas of interest or wish to pursue a course of study that spans several disciplines.
  • who are preparing for graduate study in an interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary area not incorporated in any existing programs at the university (e.g., linguistics, forensics, urban studies, religious studies).
  • who are aiming for a career where multidisciplinary education could be appropriate or even advantageous (law, diplomacy, public service, mediation, environmental advocacy, etc).
  • whose engagement in campus or community groups inspires multidisciplinary interests.
  • who are transferring in from a branch campus or elsewhere with an associate of arts or science degree.
  • who are non-traditional and seeking further education to complement life/job experiences.

Career Possibilities

Liberal arts majors with strong training in multiple disciplines are prepared to undertake a wide variety leadership positions that stress teamwork and visionary thinking. Each individualized degree plan supports and enhances career potential within the identified degree goals.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria to A&S online transfer-completer programs are:

  • 61 semester (92 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a 2.0 GPA cum and a 2.0 at most recent institution

If you don’t have 61 credit hours, please ask about other options for degree completion.

Transferring to UC Requirements

Admission criteria to A&S online transfer-completer programs are:

  • 61 semester (92 quarter) hours earned
  • at least a 2.0 GPA cum and a 2.0 at most recent institution

If you don’t have 61 credit hours, please ask about other options for degree completion.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts : Online

Full-Time Program Duration

4 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Contact

2nd Floor French Hall West
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0037
Phone: (513) 556-5860
Kevin Ploeger
kevin.ploeger@uc.edu