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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Liberal Arts

With the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program's online bachelor’s degree focused in liberal arts, you can hone your knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare you for a career in almost any field. 

You'll explore the diversity of a wide range of disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities and fine arts, natural sciences, and more to stand out to employers across industries. 

Program Benefits 

  • You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended or on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule. 
  • Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money. 
  • Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized degree concentration to suit your goals and interests in everything from english and history to journalism, economics, and legal studies. 
  • Community College Friendly: Learn about the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation and benefit from our 50-year history of support for community college students
  • Boston Children's Hospital and Mass General Brigham employees: Receive a 10% discount and more. Learn more about how you can benefit from our employer partnerships

Your Career 

Employers across industries rank skills such as teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication—trademarks of a liberal arts degree—highly desirable attributes of successful employees. With a degree focused in liberal arts, you can prepare for careers ranging from communications to economics to education. 

Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses 

You will study with award-winning instructors and working professionals from across schools, colleges, and disciplines to develop your unique liberal arts concentration. Explore our online course catalog to get a sense of the wide-breadth of online coursework available to you.