Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Liberal Studies – Online

Education tailored to your goals

Oregon State University’s bachelor’s degree in liberal studies is a unique online program, allowing you to design your own interdisciplinary liberal arts major that is organized around a theme that matches your interest and educational goals.

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You will develop an in-depth plan based on coursework selected from the various disciplines within OSU’s College of Liberal Arts, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation for best online liberal arts colleges

This liberal studies program prepares you for a variety of career opportunities and further study at the graduate level.

Create a theme to customize your studies

As an Oregon State liberal studies student, you'll be able to create a thematically-based course of study that's built from curriculum within the College of Liberal Arts.

Here are some themes created by other liberal studies students:

  • Cultural studies through literature
  • Humanities for library sciences
  • Social sciences for law enforcement and legal professions
  • Teaching English in Asia (China, Japan or Korea)
  • Creative writing, publishing and editing
  • Environmental arts and humanities 
  • Writing for film

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Upcoming Ecampus information sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events to talk with Ecampus about how to enroll and learn more about the online student experience.

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