Why choose Rider for your online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies?
Earn the degree that can help you get ahead. This program can build on your core competencies while exposing you to new areas of thinking and expanding your skill set. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or gain additional educational credentials, Rider can help you achieve your goals.
Learn on your schedule
Our online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program offers you the flexibility to expand your knowledge base and earn your degree around your life. With six start dates, you can join the program in the fall, spring or summer, and work at your own pace on a part-time basis. With Rider, you can tailor your degree to fit with your commitments.
If you’re looking for on-campus or hybrid learning options, please see the on-campus BA in Liberal Studies website for courses offered at our Lawrenceville, NJ location.
“Rider’s online courses allowed me to complete my BA in Liberal Studies from anywhere, at any time and provided the flexibility I needed. I was able to conduct an independent research project under the leadership of Dr. Pearlie Mae Peters. Her guidance, patience and understanding allowed me to research and focus on a renowned national civil rights organization that I would later go on to lead as the local president. The professors empowered me to strive for such positions, understand the importance of advocacy and follow my dreams.”
— Kieanna Childs Alexander, BA Liberal Studies ’07
Diverse career opportunities
Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies can open the door to a wide range of jobs that would be more difficult to obtain without a college degree. According to a survey conducted by the National Association for Colleges and Employers, employers rate critical thinking/problem solving — skills the BA in Liberal Studies program works to enhance — as the most essential competency of new hires.
Your degree can qualify you for the following roles and salaries*:
Public Relations / Communications Specialist
Retail Store Manager
*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a great opportunity if you’re looking to enhance your career options. That’s why we do our best to make it as accessible as possible to anyone who desires to pursue it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A completed application with a non-refundable $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended*
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
*If you are a degree-seeking candidate with fewer than 30 college credits, you should also submit an official high school transcript or copy of your GED certificate
Pick a start time that works for you.
Your program has to fit around your schedule. So in addition to making our coursework 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.
- Spring A – February 1
- Spring B – March 22
- Summer A – May 18
- Summer B – July 6
- Fall A – September 8
- Fall B – October 27
When you earn your BA in Liberal Studies degree from Rider University, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.