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Liberal Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Havre, MT, United States
Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies is designed to provide you with a flexible liberal education emphasizing the humanities and social sciences. This coursework provides a foundation for understanding the ideas shaping our society. 
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The program is founded on a general education core, with an emphasis on advanced work in tow areas of liberal study with options in the humanities and social sciences.

A Liberal Studies degree from Montana State University-Northern offers you a versatile and flexible liberal arts education that emphasizes the humanities and social sciences.

The program allows you to work in a combination of different disciplines while developing critical thinking and communication skills.

  • Receive a well-rounded liberal arts education that includes coursework in history, art, literature, and social sciences.
  • Complete advanced coursework in two areas for a concentration within the Liberal Studies degree.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the social, cultural, and historical issues that shape and advance our society.

Bachelor's in Liberal Studies: Solid Preparation for the Future.

  • Pursue a liberal arts education at MSU-Northern that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving across all areas of focus.
  • Be ready for the workforce with well-developed written and verbal communications skills that employers today value.
  • Focus on advanced areas of study in the humanities and social sciences.

Liberal Studies Program Faculty: Serious Scholars. Student-Focused.

  • Study with Liberal Arts professors who use their own ongoing educational pursuits to enhance the classroom setting for their students.
  • Learn from qualified educators at MSU-Northern who are published authors in a variety of fields and who focus on sharing that passion for knowledge.
  • Establish solid relationships with the Liberal Arts program faculty members who are dedicated to helping students succeed beyond college.
Liberal Studies Courses: Diverse Studies. Consistent Excellence.

Core Competencies – Dive into your MSU-N liberal arts education by developing a solid foundation in reading and writing, math, science, social science, and history. These foundational courses enhance critical reasoning skills.

Social and Cultural Awareness – Explore how history and politics shape the world around us and what role this unique culture plays in the emerging future.

Leadership – Develop your own leadership qualities through a combination of classes, including community leadership, economics, sociology, and speech.


The Liberal Studies degree is designed for students who seek a liberal arts education with multi-disciplinary coursework, and is not for those who are undecided about a major. A Liberal Studies degree from MSU-Northern prepares you for a career in the arts, writing, public relations, or social services. It also provides an excellent springboard for graduate or law school.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History of Western Civilization I
  • Art History of Western Civilization II
  • Introduction to Music History
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Literature
  • World Lit Survey
  • Introduction to the Humanities
  • Western Civilization II

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • International Application. 
  • A US$30 non-refundable fee
  • Statement of Financial Support.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Educational Credentials.
  • Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language programs
  • Immunization Records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Havre

  • 843 - 1750 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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