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Liberal Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
The Liberal Studies degree from Montana State University offers an interdisciplinary approach to a well-rounded education which emphasizes reading, reasoning, and communication skills in addition to substantive knowledge that will allow graduates to thrive in a broad range of career contexts and to pursue life-long learning. 
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Overview

Why study the Liberal Studies degree from Montana State University

All students are required to choose one of three program options, either the Quaternity option (also available online) which offers the more traditional broad-based liberal arts education, or a cross-disciplinary cluster of thematically related courses (option II), which currently includes the Environmental Studies and the Global and Multicultural Studies options. 

Courses that are used to satisfy one degree requirement cannot be used to satisfy another. Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits in the program after declaring themselves to be Liberal Studies majors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • All students in Liberal Studies, regardless of option, are encouraged to take a series of integrative seminars or other LS seminars. 
  • These seminars are designed to provide a sense of academic community, improved critical thinking and communication skills, and a better understanding of the factual knowledge and theoretical foundations of the disciplines encompassed by the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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General Requirements

  • Complete your application. 
  • Pay the application fee of US$38 for the online application or US$30 for the paper application. 
  • Submit your proof of English proficiency.  
  • Submit your transcripts. If you are applying as a freshman, please send us your high school transcript. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25850 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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