Liberal arts

Build a strong intellectual foundation through liberal arts

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The liberal arts develop well-rounded individuals with knowledge in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Liberal arts degrees are interdisciplinary, covering topics like art, history, literature, politics and more. Students pursuing liberal arts degrees can strengthen their critical thinking and communication skills. Employers rank these skills as essential for career readiness according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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Arizona State University offers a selection of undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts. From liberal studies and organizational leadership to digital audiences and interdisciplinary studies, you’ll gain a strong intellectual foundation and transferable skills for a wide range of industries. Browse our liberal arts degrees, offered 100% online.

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  • Creative and critical thinking.
  • Cross-cultural knowledge.
  • Ethical decision-making.
  • Information literacy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Organization and time-management.
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  • Business.
  • Communications.
  • Finance.
  • Education.
  • Marketing.
  • Politics.
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ASU trains master learners with the tools to conquer the constantly changing workforce. Students have access to success coaching, technical resources, high-quality classes and personal care services to help them thrive. ASU has also received top rankings for research expenditures in fields related to the liberal arts: No. 1 in geological and Earth sciences and No. 4 in social sciences based on the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey.

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Online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Organizational leadership is an emerging field of study. It focuses on the multi-faceted challenges of managing public, private and non-profit organizations. Organizational leaders set strategic goals for employees and the organization as a whole. These goals help the team carry out day-to-day operations and future-focused business objectives. Effective organizational leadership includes managing current operations, implementing change, tackling problems, identifying future innovations and spreading the organization’s mission and vision.

Online Master of Liberal Studies

A Master of Liberal Arts is an advanced degree that examines a variety of topics, ranging from cultural studies to film analysis. Its interdisciplinary approach encourages you to specialize in areas of personal or professional interest. By studying the great ideas from local to global contexts and cultures, you can gain skills applicable across nearly all professions. The program can develop your expertise in:

Online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

A liberal studies degree prepares you to advance across multiple disciplines and emerge as a well-rounded leader. While you must complete your core courses, you’ll spend most of your time exploring your own intellectual and professional interests through the selection of humanities and social sciences courses as well as various electives. With an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, this program empowers you to become a stronger creative thinker and problem-solver.

Online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Our Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies focuses on two topics of your choosing. It’s a creative and flexible program that is ideal for students who are undecided, seeking to transfer or want to pursue multiple areas of study such as history and philosophy.

This program will teach you how to integrate perspectives from a variety of disciplines and equip you with transferable skills in critical thinking, synthesis and research. You’ll also have the opportunity to cover more topics than you would in other specialized degree programs.