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Liberal Studies, B.A.

Palmetto College

Earn your bachelor's degree 100% online from the same USC professors who teach statewide. You'll have access to the same university academic resources as on-campus students.

A Palmetto College online degree is flexible and designed to help meet your educational, career or personal goals. For the liberal studies major, you'll take courses in two academic disciplines and complete a capstone project and internship. We have recommendations by popular career outcomes or you can customize your program.

Program Highlights

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    Notable Program

    A USC degree is nationally recognized, offered by world-class faculty and the same as an on-campus degree.

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    Fully Online

    Take classes wherever you are and on your schedule with a flexible program that is 100% online.

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    In-Demand Skills

    Learn skills that will help you succeed by achieving your educational and career goals.

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    Personal Attention

    Enjoy smaller class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.

What You’ll Study

Learn to identify and analyze issues, develop logical and persuasive arguments and communicate ideas clearly. Critically evaluate data, solve problems and explore diverse cultural identities to analyze political and environmental issues. Complete upper-level study in a range of liberal arts disciplines enhancing intellectual and creative capacities.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Diplomacy

    Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism

    Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures


    Taking action and demonstrating leadership without being prompted or directed by others

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

    Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Insurance Agent
  • Museum Curator
  • Archivist
  • Academic Support Coordinator

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Business
  • Government
  • Nonprofits

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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