What will I learn?

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies provides full-or part-time students with the opportunity to obtain a general, well-rounded education. The course work is distributed, therefore, among the arts, social studies, natural sciences, and humanities. The program also includes the opportunity to supplement this general background in the liberal arts with specialized courses according to student’s own interests. This degree program is intended to be complete in itself. However, it is also an excellent preparation for students who wish to continue study leading to a bachelor’s degree. Such students should consult with their advisors to be sure that their programs, as planned, meet specific requirements for their intended specialization at the bachelor’s level.


There are no courses designated as Liberal Studies courses. Because individual courses taken toward the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies are taught in different departments, procedures and performance objectives may vary from department to department. Course competencies are generally assessed by one or more of the following instruments: examinations, research papers, student portfolios, student presentations, and interactive student activities.

Which department am I in?

Division of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,412.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Division of Arts and Sciences

420 South Main Street,


New Hampshire,

03060, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have Official High School Transcript or GED.

Our minimum acceptable scores for standard English tests are TOEFL (61), IELTS (5.5), PTE (43).

Application Deadlines: Fall semester - July 1; Spring semester - November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.