Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

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A college education is supposed to open your mind, broaden your perspective and introduce you to new ideologies, thought processes and subjects you might not have encountered before. Hilbert College Global’s online Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies embodies this mission, offering you the unique opportunity to explore courses across the social sciences, humanities and natural sciences and craft a degree experience around the topics you’re most interested in.

Through the liberal studies degree, you’ll gain an eclectic foundation of knowledge while developing critical-thinking skills and a fierce commitment to amplifying goodness. The electives-focused curriculum gives you the freedom to create your own degree path, and Hilbert’s devotion to service and social good will help you use your newfound knowledge to effect positive change around you.

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Take Control of Your Educational Experience

The online Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies is one of the most flexible degrees at Hilbert College Global, offering a wide breadth of electives on top of the core undergraduate curriculum. Regardless of the courses you choose to take, our BS in Liberal Studies will help you develop critical-thinking skills, a multicultural perspective and a commitment to serving the greater good. As a liberal studies student, you’ll have the opportunity to study topics like:

  • Art history
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Music

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Carve Your Career Path

Thanks to the diverse courses available in the liberal studies program, you'll be prepared for a variety of careers after graduation. With your newly developed skills, and depending on what you study, you can pursue careers like*:

Elementary/Middle School Teacher

Median Annual Salary: $61,350

Public Relations Specialist

Median Annual Salary: $62,800

Political Scientist

Median Annual Salary: $122,510

Human Resources Specialist

Median Annual Salary: $62,290

Community Service Manager

Median Annual Salary: $74,000

*Salary information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Curriculum & Courses

Required Courses in Major (5 Courses, 15 Credit Hours)

  • COM 240 The Art of Persuasion (3 credits)
  • EN 340 Professional and Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • EN 341 Advanced Writing (3 credits)
  • HI 288 World History and Geography (3 credits)
  • HI 289 World History and Geography II (3 credits)

Major Electives, Any Level (4 Courses, 12 Credits)

  • Liberal Studies Electives (4 courses, 3 credits each)

Major Electives, Upper Level (5 Courses, 15 Credits)

  • Liberal Studies Electives, Upper Level (5 courses, 3 credits each)

General Education Requirements (7 Courses, 21 Credit Hours)

  • BLU 101 Foundations Seminar (3 credits)
  • BLU 151 Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • BLU 201 Service Learning and Civic Engagement (3 credits)
  • BLU 301 Junior Symposium (3 credits)
  • EN 101 College Writing (3 credits)
  • EN 102 Writing in the Humanities (3 credits)
  • RS 206 Franciscanism (3 credits)

Specific General Education Core Modules (8 Courses, 24 Credit Hours)

  • Social Science Elective (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Elective (3 credits)
  • American History/Western Civilization Elective (3 credits)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits)
  • Art Elective (3 credits)
  • Foreign Culture and Language Elective (3 credits)
  • Mathematics Elective (3 credits)
  • General Education Elective (3 credits)

General Electives (4 Courses, 12 Credit Hours)

  • All College Electives (3 credits each)

Electives, Upper Level (7 Courses, 21 Credit Hours)

  • Liberal Arts Electives, Upper Level (4 courses, 3 credits each)
  • All College Electives, Upper Level (3 courses, 3 credits each)

You’ll learn from an experienced team of PhDs who are experts in the fields of sociology, history, philosophy and political science.

Jessica Hoffman, PhD Assistant Professor of Sociology

Jessica Hoffman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology
David Reis, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Religious Studies Chair, Liberal Studies Department

David Reis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Chair, Liberal Studies Department
Gordon Snow, PhD Professor of Philosophy

Gordon Snow, PhD

Professor of Philosophy

716-649-7900, ext. 311
Andrew Kolin, PhD Professor of Political Science

Andrew Kolin, PhD

Professor of Political Science

716-649-7900, ext. 403
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“Everyone at Hilbert that I have been involved with has been amazing; everyone is so informative, understanding, compassionate—driven to help other students and me succeed."

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The Cost of an Online BS in Liberal Studies

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$525 per credit

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120 credits

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95% of students receive some form of financial aid

At Hilbert College Global, we’re committed to making your education affordable and accessible. For a full-time student on a four-year track, the cost of tuition will be $15,750 per year. You will also be responsible for the following fees:

Course Resource Fee: $309 per course
Registration Fee: $40 per semester
Orientation Fee: $210 (one-time charge)
Graduation Fee: $260 (one-time charge, assessed in the last semester)

Our transfer-friendly policies and financial aid may significantly reduce the cost of your degree.

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Customizable Education

Elective courses make up 70% of the BS in Liberal Studies curriculum, giving you more control of your educational experience.

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High ROI

Hilbert was ranked in the top 25% in the nation for return on investment by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Inclusive Community

Our cultural foundation in inclusivity and support creates a welcoming learning community that guides students to become servant leaders.

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Diverse Learning Opportunities

With such a breadth of courses offered under the degree, you'll have the opportunity to cover a variety of topics across multiple disciplines.

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All courses are asynchronous and last eight weeks, with six convenient start dates throughout the year.

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Attentive Faculty

Thanks to a 12:1 student-to-instructor ratio, you’ll develop strong relationships with our industry-leading faculty members, who are committed to your success.

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Get Your Degree While You Work

Flexible scheduling, affordable tuition and accelerated degree programs allow you to balance your personal and professional life while earning your degree.


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Start Your Journey at Hilbert—Apply Today

Applying to Hilbert College Global is fast, simple and completely free. We’re committed to serving transfer students by accepting AP, IB, CLEP and Dantes (DSST) credit. We’ll also waive general education requirements for students who have earned at least 60 credit hours through prior education.

To complete your application, take the following steps.

  • Create an account and set a password.
  • Provide the required materials in the application portal:
    • Completed application
    • Official transcripts from high school and any other collegiate institutions where you’ve attended
    • Send transcripts to or by mail to: Online Admissions, Hilbert College Global, 5200 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, New York, 14075
  • Once we receive your completed application and transcripts, your assigned admissions counselor will connect with you personally to guide you through the remainder of the enrollment process. Have questions or concerns? We’re here to help. Contact us at +1 (716) 320-7900 or by email at

About Hilbert College Global

Hilbert College is an independent institution of higher learning that embraces its Franciscan heritage and values. Students from diverse backgrounds learn through liberal arts and professional programs to become informed citizens committed to serving and strengthening their communities.

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