Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Create a degree as unique as you are!

Have an idea for your future, but you aren't sure which program would be best to get you there? Frostburg State University’s bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies lets you design your own major to optimize your abilities, your interests and your educational career. Students in the Liberal Studies program mark themselves as creative professionals who think outside the box, taking charge of their education and preparing to excel in a world driven by innovation.

Frostburg’s Liberal Studies program allows you to combine any of a variety of areas to meet your academic goals, from graphic design courses to biochemistry labs.

You’ll get to take advantage of the entire length and breadth of FSU’s ample resources and become part of a great student group with your Liberal Studies peers. You’ll graduate from a flexible program that puts the focus on you and how you can get a top-notch education, whatever future you’re preparing for!

Liberal Studies Program Highlights

  • Plan your own curriculum! The Liberal Studies program consists of general education classes over a range of arts and sciences, then courses at intermediate and upper levels in whatever focus area or areas you choose.

  • Customize your undergraduate degree around a particular minor or certificate, or fine-tune your education to fit your desired career.

  • Use your Liberal Studies degree as preparation for graduate or professional programs.

  • Keep your credits! Transfer students frequently use the Liberal Studies program to maintain their educational plan from a two-year or other institution after transferring to Frostburg.

What can I do with a liberal studies degree?


Median pay for liberal studies graduates (BLS 2021)

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When looking for recent college graduates to hire, employers are increasingly focusing on critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills rather than just a particular major. A rigorous Liberal Studies program marks an applicant as innovative, driven and eager to make the most out of any challenge that comes along. Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook for an expansive list of careers, including growth rates and entry-level requirements, any of which may be your future!

What You'll Learn

  • Courses from each of the following areas:
    • Communication
    • Arts
    • Humanities
    • Natural Sciences
    • Social Sciences. A wide range of course options, including online courses, are available.
  • Courses from concentrations in areas like:
    • Art History
    • Business 
    • Forensics
    • Game Design
    • Health and Wellness
    • Leadership Studies
    • Multidisciplineary
    • Pre-Medical Professions
    • Psychology 
    • Public Relations
    • Social Sciens
    • Women's/Gender Studies

"This program gave me the option to finish my time here at Frostburg a year earlier than I had planned. I love how flexible it is, and how it can fit and transform depending on the courses you have already taken or what field of study you want to be in."

Alexis Taylor, Sociology minor

A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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