Liberal Studies at UMSL

Liberal Studies at UMSL Programs

  •  Anthropology
  •  Art and Art History
  •  Biology
  •  Business
  •  Chemistry and Biochemistry
  •  Communication
  •  Criminology and Criminal Justice
  •  Economics
  •  English
  •  Foreign Languages and Literature
  •  History
  •  Pierre Laclede Honors College
  •  Mathematics and Computer Science
  •  Music
  •  Philosophy
  •  Physics and Astronomy
  •  Political Science
  •  Psychology
  •  Sociology
  •  Theatre, Dance and Media Studies
  •  Gender Studies Program

Career Opportunities

  •  Educator
  •  Criminal Justice
  •  Public Relations
  •  Human Support Services

There are a lot of options when it comes to a degree completion program; just searching the web brings up thousands of results. At UMSL, we are focused on providing a quality education in the heart of a thriving metropolitan area. Our physical location combined with our award-winning faculty members and excellent education makes a Liberal Studies degree from UMSL unique.

The future of education is moving to online courses and programs, and we want to provide our students with the best options possible. UMSL offers 155 online liberal studies courses, including general education, to deliver a convenient and flexible option for degree completion. Our online courses are designed with the distinct emphasis on those looking for a program they can plan and control to fit their needs.

What UMSL has to offer


At UMSL, our highly-educated faculty adds depth and experience to all of our degree programs. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies have the opportunity to meet and learn from award-winning professors. The multiple options of study offer degree seekers the chance to interact with professors from a wide array of fields giving students a unique experience and a great education.

Where can your completed degree take you?

Completing your college degree can take you places, namely further in your career. Whether moving up in your current position or changing your career path, completing your degree will put you a step ahead. So what can you do with a liberal studies degree? The diversity of this program opens a number of industry doors.

You can learn more about these degrees and the department at our website

For an in-depth look at UMSL’s BLS courses, visit the Bulletin

UMSL Off-campus degree completion program


UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
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UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
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