Liberal arts programs at University of Maryland Global Campus provide a well-rounded education that can be easily customized with a variety of minors. Hone your communication skills; deepen your understanding of the world through cultural studies, history, and psychology; or tackle current issues with social and political science. An online liberal arts degree or certificate can help you develop vital skills to succeed in any industry. Want to know more about where a liberal arts degree can take you? UMGC also offers students and alumni lifetime career services and a strong global community to help build your network.

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With our Program Comparison Tool, you can evaluate as many as three degrees, specializations, and certificates side by side. Explore program descriptions, cost, transfer credit, program formats, course content, and more. Found your program? Use our Time and Tuition Estimator to get your estimated tuition, fees, and graduation date.

Why Study Liberal Arts or Communication at UMGC

  • Learn to think critically: UMGC's online programs can help you develop your global perspective, become an innovative thinker, and solve complex problems.
  • Learn practical skills: Build the foundational competencies employers want, including communication and interpersonal skills, a global perspective, and the ability to research and analyze. Communication skills like active listening, speaking, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and writing are highly valued in the job market. Source
  • Take courses online: UMGC courses are designed from the ground up for collaborative online learning.
  • Earn a respected degree: UMGC was founded over 70 years ago to meet the needs of working adults. We pair the flexibility of online learning with the reputation of a public state university.
  • Save on materials: Study from anywhere with no-cost digital course materials for nearly all classes.
  • Support for job-seekers: UMGC’s services include resume-writing advice, interview tips, and in-person and online job fairs.
  • Get credit for your experience: Qualifying prior work, training, and military experience can all be applied toward your degree.
  • Choose from a variety of career paths: A liberal arts, communication, or humanities degree provides practical career preparation applicable to a wide range of industries.

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