Liberal Studies (B.A.)

The B.A. in Liberal Studies is unique to Marymount in that students complete two areas of study instead of electing a single major.  The program provides a broad general education in the Arts and the opportunity to gain knowledge in two major fields, designated as concentrations.  Concentration options are:

  • Biology/Physical Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business and related fields
  • Communication
  • English
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Gender and Society
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies/Theology
  • Politics
  • Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice

Other concentrations are considered. 

Liberal Studies serves several populations:

  • Entering students who wish to explore more than one area of competency
  • Students currently enrolled at Marymount in other disciplines who wish to change their majors because of new interests or whose progress in their major has met with obstacles
  • Transfer and non-traditional students and working adults with previously earned college credit and/or full-time work experience who wish to maximize the credits taken elsewhere and complete their degree efficaciously
In a broad sense, the program functions as a degree completion program for students who wish to utilize as fully as possible credits earned to date and obtain that long-anticipated degree.  The program is also designed to prepare for entry to new fields, advancement in current employment, or graduate study. 

Highlights of the Liberal Studies Program

  • Offers 2 concentrations rather than 1 major, often allowing a more rapid advance to fulfilling requirements and graduating
  • Creates a personalized plan—no “one size fits all” program
  • Endeavors to maximize transfer credits
  • Flexible—accommodates work, study, and family responsibilities
  • Offers full-time and part-time schedules in day, evening, and some online courses
  • Works closely with the Center for Career Services on preparing students to enter the marketplace
  • Makes available wide-ranging and prestigious internship opportunities capitalizing on Washington, DC’s resources
  • Allows internship credit by portfolio for students with significant work experience
  • Marymount has been named a “Military-friendly School”

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