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The UMSL Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BSL) program at STLCC South County Education and University Center is intended for students who seek the flexibility to tailor coursework to their interests while completing their college degree. Instead of declaring a traditional academic major, students must declare multiple areas of study including either two minors or a minor with an undergraduate certificate. An academic plan of study must be approved at the beginning of the program when a student declares the BLS as their intended degree.

The BLS requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 28-42 hours of electives and a minimum of 45 credit hours in upper level courses. Most of these requirements can be transferred from accredited institutions. Work done in community colleges or other accredited universities can be applied toward the degree, as can applicable courses taken at the UMSL, whether on or off campus. The BLS may serve as a terminal degree or as preparation for graduate school, professional school, or employment in business, government or industry.


BLS Areas of Study


For more information, an application for enrollment or to make an appointment with the academic advisor, contact us today.

Teri Furlow Teri Furlow, Senior Academic Advisor
STLCC South County
4115 Meramec Bottom Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63129

About UMSL Liberal Studies

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Liberal Studies have the opportunity to learn from UMSL's award-winning professors who bring depth and experience to the classroom. The multiple options of study offer degree seekers the chance to dive into a wide array of fields giving students a unique experience and a great education.

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.

Download BLS Info Sheet

The BLS program is administered through the UMSL Department of Philosophy. To obtain the BLS, students must complete: