• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $349.70
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $930.00

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) is program 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.

With the BLS,  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. To obtain a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS), a student must complete UMSL General Education Requirements and other required courses as well as their two emphasis area requirements. No course may be used more than once. A capstone course1 (minimum of 3 hours) selected from one of the concentration areas that make up the identified BLS core. Also Required Minimum of 45 credit hours in upper level course work (2000 or higher) Electives 28-42 A minimum of 120 credit hours Overall GPA of 2.0 or better GPA of 2.0 or better in BLS combination areas (unless otherwise specified).



Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. To obtain a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS), a student must complete UMSL General Education Requirements (consult General Education section of course listings). In addition, students must complete the State Requirement (3) and Cultural Diversity Requirement (3) if not met in General Education course selection The university requirement of proficiency in English Composition ENGL 1100 - First Year Writing (to be completed in the first 24 credit hours at the university) Junior Level Writing The university requirement of proficiency in Mathematics (to be completed in the first 24 credit hours at the university) Two emphasis areas that are satisfied by completing the requirements for: two designated BLS Minors in participating departments or other units  OR a designated minor and any undergraduate certificate. No course may be used more than once. A capstone course1 (minimum of 3 hours) selected from one of the concentration areas that make up the identified BLS core. Also Required   Minimum of 45 credit hours in upper level course work (2000 or higher) Electives 28-42 A minimum of 120 credit hours Overall GPA of 2.0 or better GPA of 2.0 or better in BLS combination areas (unless otherwise specified).
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $349.70
  • Fees: $62.30
  • Total: $412.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1049.10
  • Fees: $186.90
  • Total: $1236.00
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $930.00
  • Fees: $62.30
  • Total: $992.30
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2790.00
  • Fees: $186.90
  • Total: $2976.90
Missouri Midwest Exchange Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $524.55
  • Fees: $62.30
  • Total: $586.85
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1573.65
  • Fees: $186.90
  • Total: $1760.55
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $349.70
  • Fees: $62.30
  • Total: $412.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1049.10
  • Fees: $186.90
  • Total: $1236.00
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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