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Liberal Studies - General Liberal Studies Option, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , MT,
The Liberal Studies & Humanities Program from The University of Montana provides an education in the international and interdisciplinary humanities with the Liberal Studies - General Liberal Studies Option. Students are able  to develop their individual interests through electives, options and minors.


 The Program offers its majors options in: 

  • Humanities
  • Asian Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Program offers a minor in Liberal Studies and a minor in South & South-East Asian Studies (the area comprising India and its immediate neighbors, and the Vietnam-Thailand-Indonesia region).

Liberal Studies majors choose courses from different departments, focusing on literary, philosophical and religious works from different parts of the globe. Liberal Studies offers innovative multidisciplinary courses that incorporate the tools of such disciplines as literary studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, gender studies and art history. We aim to help students develop the ability to read with comprehension,  write correctly, form logical arguments based on evidence, and gain understanding of historical, literary, philosophical and religious   contexts. These are skills prized by employers. Students who graduate from the program will be prepared to enter various fields in the private and public sectors, pursue further professional or academic training, and will be better prepared to function as global citizens.

Majors in Liberal Studies may not take any course work presented for the major for CR/NCR. Upper–level students transferring into this program should have at least a C average in all credits attempted. The upper-division writing expectation must be met by successfully completing an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the General University Requirements section of this catalog (such as LSH 484).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    42 credits alternative credits

    degree specific credits*

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • IntrHumanities:Greek,Bible,Rom
  • Brit Lit: Enlightenment to Rom
  • American History
  • Montana History
  • Western Civilization
  • Honors Western Civilization
  • The Silk Road
  • Islamic Civil: Classical Age or
  • Hindu Religious Traditions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Applications Steps:

1. Complete an online application

2. Pay the application fee

3. Submit required application documents

  • English language proficiency requirements
  • Academic records
  • Financial information
  • Copy of passport
  • Transfer form (for transfer students only) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24958 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24958 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7242 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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