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Online Bachelor's Degree


Bachelor of Arts
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Gain an understanding of the world through a comparative study of the ideas and values of cultures.

Explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and their shared communities with an online bachelor’s degree in humanities from University of Maryland Global Campus. The program offers real-world applications, a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or pursue further study, and a unique perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 115), (3 Credits, HIST 116), (3 Credits, HIST 141), or (3 Credits, HIST 142)
  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210) or any MUSC course
  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372) or any upper-level ARTH course
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304) or any upper-level PHIL course
  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351) or any upper-level HUMN course
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349) or any upper-level PHIL course
  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406) or any upper-level ENGL course
  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 46 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111C) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, CMST 301) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 105) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, PHIL 100) Major
11 (3 Credits, ENGL 240) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, PHIL 140) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, HIST 115) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, MUSC 210) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, ARTH 372) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, PHIL 304) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, HUMN 351) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, PHIL 349) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, ENGL 406) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, HUMN 495) Major
41 (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help you develop skills for careers in education, publishing, journalism, advertising, social work, sales, law, management, human resources, and insurance at institutions such as museums and nonprofit organizations.

Beatriz A., Fort Worth, TX

Four out of five employers agree that all students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.
Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities | "Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment: Setting the Record Straight" | 2014

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