Humanities

Liberal Studies: Adult Degree Completion

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS), individually designed adult degree completion program

Create your ideal career path through personalized studies.

Earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in liberal studies with a completely customizable area of study. This is a perfect opportunity to design a program of coursework that is specific to your background or individual goals.

As a liberal studies major, you’ll work with an academic advisor to create a degree plan that’s in line with your prior learning and educational interests. Your degree plan may include on-campus classes, online classes, internships, and independent study, all depending on when, where, and how you prefer to take courses.

This is your chance to study what you want, maybe for the first time ever, and gain a degree that will jumpstart your future or accomplish a lifelong goal. And, you can transfer up to 90 credits toward your bachelor’s degree at Lesley, making it more efficient and affordable for you to fulfill the 120-credit degree requirement.

Now at Bunker Hill Community College

In addition to being offered on the Lesley campus, you can now take this program off campus at Bunker Hill Community College. Students who have their associate's degree from Bunker Hill can continue on to earn a bachelor's degree from Lesley University at an affordable tuition rate. Take classes with Lesley professors right on the Bunker Hill campus in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Program Structure

Flexible Programs for Adults with Prior Credits or Learning

120 Credits
Liberal Studies
Specializations
Choose from some of our more common specializations below, or design your own path.
alumna Jackie Geilfuss
Liberal Studies
Jackie Geilfuss ’14
Jackie nearly gave up on earning her bachelor's degree. Through Lesley's program, she was able to customize her degree, take classes she was passionate about, and get the support she needed to finish. After 15 years of taking courses and making little progress, studying at Lesley gave her the confidence she needed to achieve her goals. "Give yourself permission to succeed, and do it on your own terms," is her advice to other adult learners.
Careers
Design a career path all your own.

Faculty

Approximate cost for 30 credits in the on-campus degree completion program or 60 credits in the off-campus program at Bunker Hill Community College.
Liberal Studies: Adult Degree Completion
  • Tuition
    $540/credit x 30
    $16,200
  • Fees
    Registration Fees
    $200
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Activity Fees
    $120
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    $445/credit x 60
    $26,700
  • Fees
    Materials Fees
    $300
    Registration Fees
    $200
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

For our program at Bunker Hill Community College, we have shown the cost of taking 60 credits.  Most students will enter this program with an associate's degree and need to take 60 credits to complete their bachelor's degree. 

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 30 credits in the on-campus degree completion program or 60 credits in the Bunker Hill program. Tuition and fees are for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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