Liberal Arts, Bachelor | Online (optional) | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
48 months
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8160 USD/year
8160 USD/year
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About

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree offered by Harvard University is designed for adult professionals with years of work experience who wish to complete their degrees part time, both on campus and online. The typical student is 30 years old, has previously completed one or two years of college, and works full time. 

Overview

Key features 

Through the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at Harvard University you gain:

  • A well-rounded academic foundation, through a blend of courses in traditional liberal arts fields and focused subject areas, such as business management and administration, computer science, international relations, economics, and psychology.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to convey views and opinions in academic and professional contexts.
  • The ability to think critically across a variety of subjects, fostering an informed, independent worldview.
  • Membership in a diverse student community of adult learners with years of full-time work experience, providing an enriching learning environment. 

Program overview

  • Get started. You begin by completing three stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This coursework establishes your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While completing your third degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you can choose from courses offered online and on campus, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. To fully experience Harvard, you are required to complete at least 16 credits (roughly four courses) on campus. Intensive three-week and weekend options available.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) in Extension Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Concentrations:

  • Humanities (including creative writing, English, philosophy, religion, visual arts)
  • Science (including biology, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics)
  • Social sciences (including anthropology, business administration, economics, government, history, international relations, psychology).

Fields of Study

  • Your second choice is to declare a specific field of study (similar to a major). You complete courses in one subject area. Top fields of study are business administration and management, computer science, economics, government, international relations, and psychology.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

128 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must possess proof of high school graduation, including those who were homeschooled. Acceptable credentials include a high school diploma or a high school diploma equivalent as determined by your home state or by the Center for Educational Documentation, through a general evaluation, if you are an international student.

If you earned credits or degrees outside the United States, you must have transcripts sent directly from these schools to the Center for Educational Documentation (CED) for evaluation. Request a course-by-course evaluation if you wish to receive transfer credit or a general evaluation if you do not. Direct the CED to send a copy of your evaluation directly to the Admissions Office.

English is the language of instruction at Harvard Extension School. If your native language is not English, you must have provided designated proof of English proficiency to register in the courses.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32640 USD for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    8160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32640 USD for the full programme during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32640 USD for the full programme during 48 months.

Average Total Cost: $32,640–$65,280

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Bachelor's scholarship opportunities for Liberal Arts.

Available Scholarships

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Harvard University Scholarship
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01 Dec 2024
The Next Genius Foundation Scholarship
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Next Genius Foundation
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7000000 KRW
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Overseas Exchange Scholarship Program Of Mirae Asset Park Hyeon Joo Foundation
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Education USA
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300000 HKD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Hong Kong Scholarship For Excellence Scheme
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Education USA
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40000 AUD
Deadline
13 Oct 2024
Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships
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American Australian Association (AAA)
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35000 USD
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15 Apr 2025
Ohio Wesleyan Deadline Extension For Students In China
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Education USA
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30000 CZK
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Olomouc Region Study Scholarship
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30000 USD
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Education USA
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28000 USD
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Hagop Bogigian Scholarship
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26000 USD
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Merit Scholarships
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Education USA
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24000 HKD
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18 Apr 2025
The American Chamber Of Commerce Charitable Foundation Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship
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Education USA
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24000 USD
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22000 USD
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20000 USD
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Top-Up Scholarship
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16800 USD
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01 Oct 2024
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Education USA
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10000 CZK
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30 Nov 2024
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10000 USD
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01 Dec 2024
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6000 USD
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5000 USD
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15 Apr 2025
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5000 USD
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Korean American Scholarship Foundation
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3000 USD
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1000 USD
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400 USD
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01 Mar 2025
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28 Feb 2025
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15 Dec 2024
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31 Jan 2025
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15 Dec 2024
Klein Family Scholarship
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30 Apr 2025
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30 Apr 2025
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31 Jul 2024
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43000 USD
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15 Jan 2025
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32000 USD
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31 Jan 2025
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30000 USD
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01 Feb 2025
International Merit Scholarship
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30000 USD
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24000 USD
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16000 USD
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16000 USD
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14000 USD
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8500 USD
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7078 USD
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7000 USD
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7000 USD
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5970 USD
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5000 USD
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5000 USD
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01 Feb 2025
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5000 USD
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4000 USD
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2000 USD
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1000 USD
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01 Feb 2025
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500 USD
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12500 USD
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15 Dec 2024
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5000 USD
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15 May 2025
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2000 USD
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01 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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16 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Dec 2024
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70000 USD
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31 Jan 2025
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7000 USD
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31 Aug 2024
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7000 USD
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5000 USD
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22 Apr 2025
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5000 USD
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15 Apr 2025
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4000 USD
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4000 USD
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3000 USD
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2000 USD
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01 May 2025
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1500 USD
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1500 USD
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15 Dec 2024
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1250 USD
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15 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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27 Nov 2024
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1000 USD
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1000 USD
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15 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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1000 USD
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500 USD
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The Higher Foundation Grant
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Various benefits
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31 Jan 2025
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15 Mar 2025
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20 Oct 2024
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1000000 INR
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15000 USD
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18 Aug 2024
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