Liberal Arts Degrees

Earn your degree in liberal arts

Why choose a degree in Liberal Arts?

Enhance your career options with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the University of Richmond.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA) — majors in Liberal Arts and Weekend College Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) — customized concentrations or a concentration in Public History

A well-rounded educational experience.

Employers seek managers and directors who demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively — both in writing and in speaking — and to make data-driven decisions based in careful problem analysis.

By earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in liberal arts from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, you have the opportunity to develop your ability to write well, communicate effectively, work with groups, engage in problem solving, and think critically — timeless skills that apply to every part of life.

Opportunities to specialize.

A liberal arts degree isn’t limited to broad-based cultural studies. We offer many different customized opportunities in our undergraduate program of study. We offer an expanded undergraduate concentration in elementary education toward Virginia teacher licensure. And we offer a 6-course customized concentration in our Master of Liberal Arts program.

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Your degree on your terms.

calendar iconThe University of Richmond combines the resources of a private liberal arts college with the scheduling needs of working professionals. Classes are scheduled in the evenings on the University of Richmond campus, located conveniently in Richmond’s near West End with ample parking and all-night library access. Complete your bachelor’s or master’s degree as a part-time student, or consider our full-time Online Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Transfer opportunities.

transfer iconAgreements with Reynolds Community College, John Tyler Community College and Richard Bland College ensure undergraduate transfer credit, and we also accept credit from a wide range of regionally accredited higher education institutions. At the graduate level, the program chair may accept up to six semester hours in transfer, depending on the coursework’s currency and applicability toward a customized concentration.

For less than expected.

payment iconOur degree programs offer you the personalized attention and small classes size of a private university at a price that compares favorably with a public education. Our tuition rates are $575* per undergraduate and $721* per graduate credit hour. Scholarships are available and our degrees qualify for financial aid.

*Based on 2023-24 tuition rates