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Liberal Studies

Marymount University’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies offers both traditional undergraduates and working adults the opportunity to earn a degree by choosing two concentrations in a wide variety of fields. Known also as a “degree completion” program, the Liberal Studies major permits working adults to complete the degree efficiently, applying previously earned credits.

Liberal Studies students may choose their concentrations from Business and related fields, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Physical and Biological Sciences.

Because of the University’s strong career focus, Liberal Studies permits flexibility in the student’s choice of concentrations and selection of courses. The program is designed to prepare for entry to new fields, advancement in current employment, or graduate study.

Alumni of the Liberal Studies program are currently employed in diverse settings:

  • retail management
  • counseling services, housing development
  • small business operations
  • the U.S. Army
  • state and federal government
  • national security agencies
  • high tech firms
  • the health care industry
  • public and private school teaching
  • law and justice system offices

Approximately 30% continue their education at the master’s and doctoral level.
Unique to MU’s program is its capstone thesis course where students address current controversial issues dominating the news and entertainment media. This leads to lively classroom debate, engaging with fellow classmates.

Contact Information

Liberal Studies Department

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Questions? Call:
(800) 548-7638 or (703) 284-1500

E-mail: admissions@marymount.edu

Faculty Spotlight

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Lucille Guss
Chair, Liberal Studies Program; Assistant Professor of Literature and Language

Dr. Lucille Guss's areas of specialization are Renaissance and 17th-century English literature. She chairs Marymount's Liberal Studies program.