Liberal Arts Online

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JBU's Liberal Arts program is an interdisciplinary studies degree that trains students to communicate effectively, to think creatively and critically, and to work across disciplines. Like other classic liberal arts programs, this degree aims to give graduates the ability to look at a lot of information and connect ideas, to solve problems, and to communicate with multiple audiences.

Whether you’re considering a master’s degree or want to advance your career quickly, a Liberal Arts degree from JBU will give you the opportunity to gain the skills you need for professional success. Coursework in psychology, government, communications, ethics, philosophy and other disciplines ensures a broad-base of knowledge as well as preparation for graduation education in fields like counseling, communications, leadership and ethics, and others.


Why earn your degree at JBU?

Finish faster

With JBU’s Liberal Arts program, you can transfer the hours you’ve already completed to finish your bachelor’s degree in as little as 12 months. With eight-week terms and five start dates per year, you can complete your degree on your own timeline.

JBU degrees have value

You may think that you can’t afford a private college education, but tuition at JBU is competitive with most colleges and universities, earning us the title of #1 value in the south for 2014 by US News and World Report. Our published costs include all fees, and because online classes do not incur any additional course charges, you can complete your degree in Liberal Arts at JBU for less than $16,000. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

Get the credit you deserve

If you've earned college hours in multiple disciplines but never finished a degree, JBU’s Liberal Arts program gives you the opportunity to finally complete your bachelor’s degree. We accept transfer hours from all regionally-accredited universities and colleges, and we offer nontraditional credit options like testing and prior learning assessments to help you complete your degree.

Finish your degree online

Our Liberal Arts program is offered 100% online, so you can complete your degree from wherever you are in the world. Not sure if online learning is for you? Take our online assessment to help you decide. Your results are shown only to you, or you can choose to share them with your admissions counselor.

Personal attention

Faculty who teach in our online courses are trained in online education and are committed to helping you earn your degree. From the moment you inquire, you’ll connect with your admissions counselor and an academic advisor, who will be with you every step of the way until you graduate from JBU. We offer 24/7 help desk services to all of our students, ensuring that your needs are being met from wherever you are an whenever you’re working on coursework.

Unique focus on Christian values

At JBU, we believe in education of the whole person – head, heart, hand. All of our courses are taught from a Christian worldview, with faculty who are committed to the academic and spiritual growth of our students.

Want to learn more? Request information or visit the JBU Online Learning page to preview an online course and review the technical requirements and expectations for online students.