The average online liberal studies major earns a bachelor's degree in just two years.
Looking for a way to finish your degree while working or taking care of a family? The online-only, liberal studies bachelor’s degree program offered by University College at The University of Toledo in Ohio is designed for you.
The flexible curriculum was created for adult learners, including transfer students and military veterans. Liberal studies students can test out of almost a third of general education requirements, and work through our competency-based education (CBE) track. The CBE format allows you to learn at your own pace and to complete a program with a meaningful savings in time and resources.
Convenience and flexibility. Pick a concentration that fits your academic and career goals. Participate in a series of online seminars, then complete online course work in your concentration.
Unparalleled options. Very few of our competitors offer what we do. The University of Toledo is a comprehensive, public university with a lot of resources. We provide personalized student services and a breadth of course work unavailable at smaller institutions.
Shorten your path.
Dedicated academic advisers will guide you in designing your online, individualized bachelor's degree. Once approved, you receive a personalized checklist and roadmap to graduation. Liberal studies majors must complete a capstone project in their area of concentration.
Valuable support. UToledo students have access to support staff and services online or by phone.
The online, liberal studies bachelor's degree program provides a strong foundation in critical thinking and writing. More than 30% of liberal studies graduates pursue advanced degrees in law, health and other graduate and professional programs.
"My degree has helped me. I have more self-esteem, and I stand a little taller. It gave me a better sense of self-worth because I’d worked so hard to earn it. It was a goal of mine to graduate before my kids did, and I ended up graduating from UToledo with my son."
Zoellen Murphy, Residence and Curriculum Coordinator, The University of Toledo Medical Center
"Finishing my degree gave me motivation. I went straight into my master’s degree after graduation. Now I am pursuing my PhD. The University of Toledo’s University College is a great college for adult learners. From the faculty to the staff, they are there to assist students."
The broad, liberal arts curriculum includes courses in humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences. High-achieving students can apply for the Honors program, which offers intensive writing and research course work.
Gain hands-on experience in your area of concentration with an internship or field experience. An internship can fulfill your senior capstone requirement.