With UMass Lowell's Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, you'll get a high-quality, multidisciplinary education that will prepare you for success in a wide range of fields including education, law, journalism, paralegal services, politics, human resources, communications, international governance, humanitarian assistance and more.

This online liberal arts program provides a balanced liberal arts curriculum, along with the opportunity to customize your studies by concentrating on two of the following subject areas:

  • Art History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

With this affordable and flexible program — which is available entirely online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses — you will gain the valuable skills and capabilities that today's employers are looking for by:

  • building robust critical thinking abilities
  • developing strong oral and written communication skills
  • devising creative approaches to problem solving
  • acquiring a solid foundation in science and the humanities

As reported by Harvard Business Review based on numerous surveys commissioned by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, employers “overwhelmingly endorse broad learning and cross-cutting skills as the best preparation for long-term career success.” (Read more about the value of a liberal arts degree here: https://blog.gps.uml.edu/the-value-of-a-liberal-arts-degree). 

The convenience and flexibility of UMass Lowell's online liberal arts program make it an ideal choice for working adults, transfer students, and students whose education plans were previously interrupted.

Program Highlights:

  • Apply anytime
  • Transfer in up to 90 credits
  • One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation
  • Ranked as a top online bachelor's program by U.S. News & World Report
  • Earn your degree online from a public research university and a leader in online education
  • Online students receive the same UMass Lowell degree and diploma as on-campus students

Learn More About This Program:

For more information, visit UMass Lowell's online Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.



Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $380
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Undergraduate 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 registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website


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


Admission is open to students who have earned a high school diploma or a GED. UMass Lowell's online programs operate on a rolling admissions basis. There is no application deadline, and each application is reviewed as soon as all application materials are received.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Solution Center at 978-934-2000 to determine eligibility.