Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Humanities Concentration


The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies (BLIS) – Humanities Concentration is a 100 percent online interdisciplinary degree program. The program provides students with an opportunity to earn their baccalaureate degree online by gaining a thorough understanding of the humanities, the interconnections among them, and their relevance to individuals and to modern society. 

The Humanities program helps you deepen your knowledge in one of the four categories of the Humanities: Literature, Fine Arts, Philosophy/Religion/Ethics, Historical Perspectives.


  • Ranked as a Best Online Bachelor’s 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies (BLIS) is a 100 percent online interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary degree program.
  • Thirty percent of BLIS students have graduated cum laude or higher, and more than 40 percent have graduated with an honors GPA.


  • Flexible schedule: The asynchronous class design means you study when you want and when you can. Lectures are pre-recorded and can be viewed at your convenience. 
  • Small, interactive classes mean you receive individual attention. 
  • The Humanities concentration requires 30 total credits in the BLIS BA major including:
    • Humanities Core Courses
    • Humanities Distribution
    • Humanities Area of Emphasis
    • Senior Seminar in the Humanities


  • The skills learned in a liberal arts program are less discipline-specific – and therefore more versatile. 
  • Graduates have gone on to masters’ and doctoral programs (including law schools), to administrative positions in various industries, and to promotions within the places they were already working.
  • Upon completion of the Humanities Concentration you will be able to:
    • Think critically and analytically.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Understand and explain interconnections among the Humanities disciplines.
  • Appreciate the wide range of human experience.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: Online

Contact Us

Dr. Gregory Grieve
Executive Director, Liberal and Professional Studies
Director, M.A. in Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies
(336) 334-4912