BA in Liberal Arts (Online or On Campus)

Inspire Your Mind With a Flexible Liberal Arts Major

Embrace the world as a holistic venue for growth and opportunity. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at Fisher College emboldens you to reimagine learning and acquire impactful knowledge and skills that can serve almost every professional environment and community setting. 

You can enroll as a first-year undergraduate student or transfer in as an adult learner to study fully online or in person on our Boston campus. Activate your passions and tailor your studies in a broad variety of electives: fine arts, literature, math, quantitative reasoning, global awareness, history, and so much more.

Why Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts at Fisher College?

Options to Learn Online or In Person

Select the program format that best accommodates your needs. The bachelor’s in liberal arts online option allows you the flexibility to balance work and family commitments with your education. If you choose to earn your degree on our Boston campus, you can look forward to joining an immersive learning community and unlocking your opportunities in a vibrant city. 

Customizable Path and Personalized Education

Forge the tools you need to seize your goals in the liberal arts program. Dive deep into history or fine arts, writing, literature or social sciences, and many other impactful specialties within the broad scope of the liberal arts. Our head-turning 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you learn in small classes packed with meaningful discussions and long-lasting connections with your peers and professors.

Transfer Friendly

Transfer up to 90 credits into the liberal arts program! We value every aspect of your experience before your enrollment at Fisher, so we’ve designed a unique Prior Learning Assessment Program that evaluates both the credits you’ve earned at another institution and your life experience—your work, volunteer, and personal roles—for transfer toward the liberal arts bachelor’s degree. Learn more about our Degree Completion Program.

BA in Liberal Arts Program Curriculum

Become conversant in broad dimensions of communications, fine arts, history, literature, science, writing, public speaking, and interdisciplinary study of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. In addition to courses in topics ranging from global awareness to literature to quantitative reasoning, you solidify your experience and establish your professional potential in a senior project and one-semester internship.

Increase Your Knowledge With an English Concentration

Deepen your fluency in written and oral communication and the literary arts in the English Concentration. Available on our Boston campus, it equips you to interpret and analyze classic and contemporary works of English literature, write for multiple professional contexts, and present research in preparation for graduate study.

Learn more about the BA in Liberal Arts - English Concentration

What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree?

A liberal arts bachelor’s degree empowers you with the skill, experience, flexibility of mind, and appreciation of diversity to move on to master’s and Ph.D. studies, pursue employment, and serve your community as a productive citizen. You graduate prepared to work in government, nonprofit, science, social science, music, theater, history, and language. 

Potential careers can include (but are not limited to):

  • Teaching

  • Communications

  • Media

  • Advertising

  • Public Service

  • Law

Liberal Arts Program Admission Requirements

Apply to Fisher College online or through the Common App! You can also choose to submit additional materials, including SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Read through our full undergraduate application requirements.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Affordability is a cornerstone of our philosophy at Fisher College. We keep costs low and flexibility broad, whether you earn your bachelor’s in liberal arts online or on campus, so you can make the most of your education. Our robust financial aid opportunities, which include scholarships, grants, and state and federal aid, can help contribute to your success in our high-quality liberal arts program.

Pursue Your Ambitions With Fisher College’s Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree 

Demonstrate your commitment to a wide-reaching education and design your career path by choosing electives and the optional English concentration in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree program. 

At Fisher College, you have full access to our top-notch education online or on campus. Join us today!

Program Snapshot

Credits: 121
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months
Credits: 121
Semester Length: 15-weeks
Typical Time to Completion:
4 years

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 45+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)


Boston Campus Only: English
*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.