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Multidisciplinary Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Marymount California University Liberal Arts Degree will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and experience. Your classes will be small in size, which will allow you to fully engage in learning, including case study presentations, discussion, and reflection on what you’ve learned. You will receive individual faculty mentoring and targeted advising from your professors. The University’s Oceanview and Waterfront campuses, with their close proximity to Los Angeles and its WorldPort, afford the Liberal Arts students many opportunities, including practical internships, where you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and make valuable connections with an array of accomplished professionals. The goal is to graduate students who are prepared for the working world or graduate school with an impressive résumé.

During the junior year, students complete most of their core liberal arts courses and begin an in-depth study, combining two areas of emphasis from the following options:

American Studies

American Studies provides an interdisciplinary focus on United States history and culture. Choice of courses includes US History; Race, Ethnicity and Gender; Religion in America; Music in America; American Novel; Business, Government and Society; American Philosophy; and Food in America.

Arts & Media

Arts and Media provides an exposure to Media Studies, with a mix of theory and studio classes, such as Art History, Drawing, Design, Digital Media, Music, Film and Theater.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Ethical Reasoning

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application, including additional documents
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee
  • Submit official secondary/college transcripts
  • Show language proficiency
  • Upon admission, you will be asked to submit a statement of financial support (Issuance of Form I-20 will take place after admission and once proof of funds have been verified through the statement of financial support)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    34134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34134 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rancho Palos Verdes

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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