College of Arts & Sciences

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Program Summary

Spring 2021
Application Dates: 12/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Application Dates: 04/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 120
Cost per credit: $607.00

Dr. Josh Abboud

Director,

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

1307 Patterson Office Tower

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

  • BLS
Complete your bachelor’s degree while continuing to work and meet family obligations. With a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.), you will engage in a liberal arts education and complete an individualized program with tracks in humanities, social sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences.

Program Summary

Spring 2021
Application Dates: 12/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Application Dates: 04/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 120
Cost per credit: $607.00

Prepare For Change

Designed for the nontraditional student who needs a flexible and broad path to finishing a degree, program requirements can be completed in as little as 2.5 years and will help you develop a breadth of knowledge that reflects a true liberal arts education. By taking an interdisciplinary perspective, you will learn to integrate and synthesize knowledge across disciplinary boundaries and apply that knowledge to a diverse multicultural society. As a student in this program, you will:

  • Develop broad-based knowledge in the liberal arts and become more articulate, analytical, culturally informed, and well-rounded.
  • Acquire analytical and decision-making skills, advanced communication skills, and a global perspective.
  • Explore questions, solve problems, and examine social issues from multiple perspectives.

There are two paths to completing the fully online degree:

(i) Full Degree Option: For those who need a completely online experience, the College of Arts & Sciences offers courses for BLS students that you can complete fully online. You can choose to specialize in Humanities, Social Science, or Natural/Physical/Mathematic Sciences and will complete the majority of courses in these respective departments. 

(ii) Completer Degree Option: The B.L.S. completer degree is part of Project Graduate, a Kentucky initiative to help adult learners who have completed some college finish their first degree. You would still specialize in one of the tracks mentioned above, and will complete the majority of your courses in the respective department. For more information about Project Graduate, follow this link.

Contact

Dr. Josh Abboud

Director,

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

1307 Patterson Office Tower

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.