Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Humanities; Liberal Arts
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Liberal Arts Bachelor's Degree Program

The Liberal Arts major offers students the opportunity to gain a broad-based understanding of a number of disciplines including humanities, philosophy and theology, modern languages, social and behavioral science, and mathematics and natural sciences.  The major leads to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. 

Graduates are expected to apply knowledge, skills, and ethical reasoning to contemporary situations learned in diverse disciplines. Students become leaders in the service of Truth springing from the Benedictine tradition.  The major prepares students for advanced graduate study as well as a variety of careers. Nationally, liberal arts majors often are employed in management, sales, and human services. 


Major in Liberal Arts-Bachelor of Arts:

ALU 122 or HSL 110; ENG 121; COM 110; 3 semester credits of required arts plus 16 semester credits required humanities electives from ENG, COM, CTH, MUS OR SPA; POL 101 or ANT 171; 6 semester credits of required electives from ECN, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, SBS or SOC; 3 semester credits  selected from theology core plus 9 semester credits of required electives from PHI or THE; one 4-semester credit course from required ethics core; 16 semester credits in modern language; MAT 103 and one 4-semester credit laboratory math/ science course plus 8 semester credits of required electives from MAT, BIO, CHE, PHY or SCI; CIS 101; a capstone in interdisciplinary studies and 39 semester credits of unrestricted electives; ALU 499. A minimum of 56 total credits must be at the 300-400 level.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Program Advisors: Dr. David Fleischacker