BA in Liberal Studies
Named Iowa’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, Mount Mercy University allows you to complete a personalized degree that fits your educational, career, and personal goals with your online liberal studies bachelor’s program. You can transfer up to 93 credits* for this major.
Taught by experienced online experts, your degree will help you qualify for a wide array of career opportunities as you learn foundational knowledge and skills in a curriculum of your own design.
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You can view your classes any time during a given week, and weekly deadlines help you stay on track.
Classes are offered online in accelerated 5- and 10-week courses. We offer nine start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.
And speaking of graduating faster, remember that the liberal studies program allows you to transfer up to 93 credits* you’ve previously earned.
You’ll complete your coursework entirely within Mount Mercy’s application-based online portal while enjoying opportunities to connect with your instructors and classmates through:
Course content is delivered through a variety of formats:
When you graduate, you will be able to:
“My time at Mount Mercy has really helped me develop into the person I am today. I now possess the confidence, knowledge, and skills I need in order to succeed.”
– Katerina Althoff, MMU Student
On average, a bachelor’s degree holder will earn 67% more than a high school graduate.
In addition to your general education classes and electives, your Liberal Studies degree will include courses such as these:
The liberal studies major requires at least 123 credit hours. Students may be currently enrolled at MMU or transfer into MMU to qualify for this major. Specific courses needed for graduation will depend on transferred courses. Talk with an enrollment coach for more information.
Mount Mercy encourages you to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.
We want to make sure your prior academic work counts. You can transfer up to 93 credits from four year, regionally-accredited institutions and up to 63 semester hours from two-year institutions, subject to the Mount Mercy credit transfer policy. Some credit from nationally accredited and unaccredited institutions may also be transferred on a course-by-course basis. Keep in mind, though, that the final 30 credits of your degree must be taken at Mount Mercy.
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