Bachelor of Liberal Arts

About: 

UMass Lowell's online Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree lets you pursue a broad range of subjects and provides you with a well-rounded education that will prepare you to better handle the daily demands of work and life.

This online liberal arts degree program is designed to provide a balanced liberal arts curriculum, while allowing a focus in two areas of concentration. Students may concentrate their studies on two of the following subjects: Art History, Economics, English, History, Legal Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Gender Studies.

By providing you with a strong foundation in liberal arts and the opportunity for in-depth study in two concentrations, this online bachelor's degree helps prepare you for situations that require a deeper understanding of the psychological, historical, and sociological issues affecting our society today.

Program Highlights:

  • Ranked #1 Online Bachelor in Liberal Arts Degree
    in the U.S. by AffordableColleges.com
  • Ranked as a Top Online Bachelor's Program by
    U.S. News & World Report
  • Outstanding faculty
  • Flexibility and convenience
  • Designed to provide students with a balanced liberal arts curriculum, plus in-depth study in two of eight available concentration areas: Art History, Economics, English, History, Legal Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Gender Studies

Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

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RESIDENTS OF ARKANSAS, KANSAS AND MINNESOTA
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact Catherine_Hamilton@uml.edu in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.

Tuition/Fees: 

New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Follow the instructions for registering included on the form. Current students register for their courses online by logging into the secure Student Information System (SIS).

Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $380
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Non-payment $50
Undergrad Degree Application Fee $60
Total for Course** $1,170 ($380 x 3 credits = $1,140 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education Website. Registration is administered through UMass Lowell's Registrar's Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 978-934-2550.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Did you know?

The University of Massachusetts has earned many awards for its distance learning programs, faculty, and technology including:

  • Ranked #1 Online Bachelor in Liberal Arts Degree in the U.S. by AffordableColleges.com
  • Ranked as a Top Online Bachelor's Program by U.S. News & World Report
  • University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services & Psychology Professionals by GetEducated.com
  • Excellence in Online Teaching Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 
Admissions: 

Admission is open to students who have earned a high school diploma or GED. UMass Lowell's Online and Continuing Education programs operate on a rolling admissions basis. There is no application deadline, and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete (i.e. once UMass Lowell has received your completed application and your official transcripts). Students must be admitted to an eligible degree or certificate program in order to be considered for most financial aid.

It's easy to apply:

1) Apply Online or complete and submit the Degree Program Application Form (pdf).

2) Contact the high school or colleges where you took courses and ask them to send official transcripts directly to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Online & Continuing Education
OCE Admissions - Southwick Hall, Rm 203
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854

Note: Students who have attended schools outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services (WES).

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email.

Once your application and all transcripts have been received, you will receive an admissions decision. Call 800-480-3190 to speak with a UMass Lowell academic advisor.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu.

Request Information

Contact: 
UMass Lowell Advising Center
Phone: 
800-480-3190
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 
$380
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Business Management
Criminal Justice and Legal
Health Sciences
Liberal Arts and Humanities