Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Social Sciences Concentration


The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies (BLIS), Social Sciences Concentration is a 100 percent online interdisciplinary degree program. The program provides students an opportunity to earn their baccalaureate degree online by gaining a broad understanding of the social sciences, and exploring aspects of human behavior and societies. 


  • 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 students study when they want and when they can. Lectures are pre-recorded and can be viewed at the student’s convenience. 
  • Small, interactive classes mean students receive individual attention. 
  • The Social Sciences concentration requires 30 total credits in the BLIS BA major, including:
    • Social Sciences Foundation Courses
    • Social Sciences Intermediate Seminar
    • Social Sciences Distribution
    • Social Sciences Area of Emphasis
    • Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences


  • The skills learned in a liberal arts program are less discipline-specific – and therefore more versatile. 
  • Graduates have gone on to master’s and doctoral programs (including law schools), to administrative positions in various industries, and to promotions within the places they were already working.
  • Upon completing the Special Programs in the Liberal Studies Social Sciences concentration, students will be able to:
  • Engage theory and practice in the social sciences to better understand human behavior, activities, organizations, and cultures.
  • Critically analyze social science related information in the popular media.
  • Explain the interconnections, differences, and interdependence among the social sciences.
  • Read, evaluate, and interpret research in the social sciences.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in an appropriate professional style.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: Online

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Wade Maki
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Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies Program