Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies Degree Program

Marist College BA / BS in Liberal Studies
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Our Liberal Studies degree program provides students with career-advancing concentrations such as Economics, IT, Project Management, and Psychology to help them achieve their educational and career goals.

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On-Campus and Online Liberal Studies Degree Program

At Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, our Bachelor of Arts and Science in Liberal Studies degree offers a personalized combination of several different programs of study. Through our advanced part and full-time Liberal Studies curriculum, adults interested in continuing their education or students looking to transfer credits from a community college to Marist are able to choose between online and on-ground courses while earning their Bachelor’s degree. Each Liberal Studies program is designed to provide undergraduate students with the knowledge, critical thinking, and leadership skills needing to be prepared to take on complex responsibilities in a wide range of fields.


Liberal Studies Bachelor’s Degree For the Non-Traditional Student

The Marist College Liberal Studies program is ideal for non-traditional students looking for an educational distance learning Bachelor’s degree program. Academic advisors within the Liberal Studies Bachelor’s degree can assist working adults, transfer students, military veterans and other non-traditional undergraduate students in developing the academic plan and tools they need for success. Learn more about whether the Liberal Studies undergraduate degree is right for you.



Liberal Studies Bachelor’s Degree Areas of Study

American Studies Liberal Studies Major

With courses in history, politics, law, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and music, learn the skills needed for a successful career in government, public policy or community organizing. Explore the dynamics and events that have and continue to shape our country through our American Studies Liberal Studies degree.

Communication and the Arts Liberal Studies Major

Through the Liberal Studies Communication and the Arts degree program, develop a concrete understanding of the communications field. With an emphasis on speaking, writing skills and media literacy, adults who receive their Bachelor’s degree in Communications and the Arts will develop the skills needed for a career in public relations, advertising or communications.

Data Center Technologies Liberal Studies Major

The Liberal Studies degree Data Center Technologies major will prepare students for all facets of maintaining and managing data centers and corporate networking systems. Students will gain introductory experience in computer networking, security and facility management.

Economics Liberal Studies Major

Whether you are interested in a career in government, banking or insurance the Economics program will prepare traditional and nontraditional Liberal Studies degree students to understand market economy it’s behavior, growth, and stability. Adults continuing their higher education through this Liberal Studies major will develop analytical skills and practice quantitative strategies to analyze economic activity and trends in a global economy.

Enterprise Systems Liberal Studies Major

IBM and Marist’s School of Computer Science and Mathematics jointly developed the Enterprise System program at Marist College. Undergraduate Liberal Studies students enrolled in this program learn mainframe computing skills for corporations through first-hand experience with IBM’s System z architecture.

Information Technology and Systems Liberal Studies Major

The Marist College Liberal Studies Information Technology and Systems concentration provides traditional and nontraditional undergraduate students with a foundation in computing, network technologies, databases, information systems and business applications. If you are interested in continuing your education in the computer networking, database management or cyber-security industry consider the Marist College Liberal Studies Information Technology and Systems undergraduate degree.

Leadership Liberal Studies Major

The Liberal Studies Leadership major at Marist College offers career management and diverse team leadership skills for a variety of industry settings. The Leadership concentration provides adult undergraduate students the opportunity to examine leadership styles and models, develop leadership potential and increase critical and strategic thinking while earning a higher education degree through a distance learning program.

Organizational Leadership & Communication (OLC)

The Organizational Leadership & Communication (OLC) Liberal Studies degree completion program is offered in a cohort format one night per week at Marist's Fishkill Executive Center. Students can complete their bachelors degree in as little as 24 months taking courses in business management and communication.

Professional Studies Liberal Studies Major

The Professional Studies program is geared towards organizational administration, effective communication, negotiation skills, and enhancing the customer service skill set of adults looking to obtain a bachelor’s degree through a distance learning program. If you are interested in a career utilizing communication, customer service, and general business skill, the Liberal Studies Professional Studies Major can provide you with the skills necessary to continue your education and start your career.

Project Management Liberal Studies Major

Through the Project Management program in the Liberal Studies major, you will focus on developing skills essential for today’s workplace, integrating organizational administration, and team management skills, all while finishing your bachelor’s degree.

Psychology Liberal Studies Major

The Liberal Studies major Psychology program provides adult students who wish to continue their education with the principles to apply to real-world work environments such as careers in human services, community organization and government.


Liberal Studies Bachelor’s Degree Career Advantages

Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies either online or at our New York campus allows you to develop the ability to acquire and innovate solutions in order to gain a deeper understanding of past and present human behavior, all with the educational goal of allowing students to acquire the problem solving skills necessary for today’s modern day work force. Business and community leaders agree that core liberal studies skills such as reasoning, communications, and analysis are crucial to the challenges employers, governments, and organizations face today.

Nearly all professional careers require the drive to embrace lifelong learning.  Adult students continuing their college education and majoring in Liberal Studies are provided with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully acquire insights and abilities for demanding career fields.