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Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

Degree Overview

See how CSU’s online liberal arts degree helps you develop a broad set of communication and analytical skills that will benefit you professionally and personally.

Earn your liberal arts degree online

The world is a diverse and complex place, so it's important to understand people, cultures, events, and concepts from multiple perspectives. CSU's online liberal arts degree gives you the broad foundation to explore a variety of conceptual frameworks with interdisciplinary coursework in communications, economics, political science, sociology, and the humanities.

Develop the skills employers value

Versatility is a major asset in the modern workplace, and this program equips you with knowledge and tools to fill a wide range of multidimensional job roles across numerous industries. Gain the credentials you need to move forward in your career as you hone your abilities in:

  • Professional writing
  • Verbal communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical thinking

Why study liberal arts?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), many employers rank “soft skills” like communication, writing, and critical thinking (three skills you learn in a liberal arts program) above technical skills.

Employers understand that it’s easier to teach someone new technical skills if they already have a solid foundation in communication, collaborative group work, and critical thinking. On the other hand, it can be more challenging to work with a tech savvy person who lacks fundamental soft skills.

Creativity, versatility, and a well-rounded knowledge base make motivated liberal arts majors highly employable. Depending on the specific courses and minor you choose, there are many potential career avenues you can take, including:

  • Teaching
  • Marketing, advertising, and copywriting
  • Art and design
  • Management
  • Human resources
  • Sales, retail, and customer service
  • Social work and nonprofit

Learn more about putting your liberal arts degree to work.

Study on a schedule that fits your life

CSU is the first institution in Colorado to offer an online liberal arts bachelor's degree. Online programs broaden your opportunities to get a quality education that is flexible enough to fit into your life — no matter where you live, what your schedule is, or where you are in your life and career.

With an average class size of 21 students, this program gives you the opportunity to interact closely with your instructors and your peers.

Customize your degree to your career goals

This flexible program allows you to select courses that best suit your interests and career objectives. You can pursue an educational experience that is driven by your interests in the subjects you most enjoy. In addition to foundational coursework, a minor is required for completion of the program.

You can choose from nine minors, including:

  • Agricultural Business
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Gerontology
  • Global and Environmental Sustainability
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

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