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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Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Liberal Arts Program.

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 $375
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** $1,155 ($375 x 3 credits = $1,125+ $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 Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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: 

To be considered for acceptance into a certificate or degree program, students must hold a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education operates on a rolling admissions basis. Each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.

Admission is competitive. Apply early!

1. Read application form instructions carefully. Click here for the application. 

2. Submit official transcripts of all college, university, or post-secondary schools attended and course descriptions;

3. For applicants with no previous college/university experience, submit official high school transcripts or its equivalent (GED certificate).

4. Once you have completed the application, send it to the address below:

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

5. Academic Counselors and Program Coordinators are available to answer questions regarding programs and the matriculation process. Appointments may be made by calling 978-934-2474.

6. The application is in a PDF file. Click here for the application. You will need an Acrobat Reader application by Adobe to view and print the application. If you don't have the Acrobat Reader application, you can download the installation from their website for free.

Download by clicking here or download at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html

For additional information on the application process for UMass Lowell's online undergraduate degrees, visit http://continuinged.uml.edu/apply.htm.

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 Online & Continuing Education
Phone: 
800-480-3190
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 
$375
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Arts Management
Critical and Creative Thinking
Economics
English
General Studies
Health Sciences
History
Liberal Arts
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's and Gender Studies
Degree Finder Course Finder Request Information 877-MY-UMASS