Bachelor's Degree

Liberal Studies (BA)

As you complete your liberal studies degree, you'll enjoy the flexibility to study what interests you most 100% online.

Program Overview

Our online liberal studies program provides a foundation for a wide range of careers. Your problem solving and communication skills will stand out to a variety of employers, especially those in business and government. A liberal studies degree is also a good foundation for most graduate and professional programs, including law school.

With the assistance of an academic advisor, you can schedule a number of courses to meet your specific interests and goals. You'll learn to think critically and communicate effectively in oral and written discourse and demonstrate attributes associated with professional and civic leadership.

Online Program Options

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  • A minimum of 30 credits in humanities and social sciences at Widener
  • At least two upper-level seminar courses
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of writing enriched courses
  • A score of 5 on the writing sample within 18 months of graduation
  • Completion of MATH 111 or higher

If you’ve ever thought about earning your master’s degree, take advantage of our accelerated graduate program options. Once admitted into the program, you will take up to 9 credits of graduate-level courses that will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degrees. Complete your master’s degree in as little one year in one of the areas below:

You may apply once you reach 90 credits in your bachelor’s program or upon Associate Dean approval. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to apply.

Admissions Information

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit official transcripts from any high school, college, or trade school attended, if applicable
  • Submit proof of high school graduation or GED

Program Highlights

Complete this online, flexible degree at your own pace as you choose the courses that interest you most.

Online Classroom

  • All courses are offered in an online format
  • Minor options are available for those completing a bachelor’s degree
  • Find flexible course options that fit your schedule

Personalized Experience

  • Flexibility within the major allows students to take classes of interest to them
  • Survey a variety of courses or study one subject are in-depth
  • Dedicated advisors help map out goals and course plan
  • Small class sizes with personalized attention

Take the Next Steps


Applying online is easy—and it's free! Have questions about your individual requirements? Request an in-person or virtual meeting with an admissions advisor for guidance prior to submitting your application.