Discover Your BLS Online

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) is a general studies degree in the liberal arts. It provides the flexibility to choose courses based on interests and goals. This particular program is a degree completion program aimed at students who have some college coursework. Up to three-fourths of the degree requirements may be transferred from accredited institutions.

Curriculum

Students complete coursework in three areas of distribution; these areas may be focused on a single discipline or diversified over several disciplines.

For specific requirements for the BLS visit the program site.

BLS Areas of Distribution

Take a look at the BLS Areas of Distribution.

Who Should Apply

Admission to the B.L.S. program is open to persons who meet either of the following levels of previous educational attainment:

  • Hold the associate in arts (A.A.) or associate in science (A.S.) degree from an accredited two-year college. (Holders of the associate in applied science or associate in applied arts degree are not automatically eligible, although some courses may be found applicable upon review.)
  • Have at least 60 semester credits of collegiate work acceptable toward graduation at ISU with a total cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 (a C average).
  • Those who do not meet the requirements above may still be eligible to enter the program.
    Contact Callie Morrow to see if you qualify.

Degree Audit

Request a preliminary degree audit to see how close you are to getting your BLS degree.

The flexibility of being online and distance learning really works well for me. It’s never too late!
– John Enriquez

Degree Audit

Request a preliminary degree audit to see how close you are to getting your BLS degree.

Online classes make it so I can do them when it’s convenient for me. It really works into my schedule well!
– Melinda Moeller


BLS Areas of Distribution

This is NOT a comprehensive list of all of the course types you may be able to take.

Humanities

Art Appreciation/Art History
Classical Studies
English Literature
Foreign Language Literature
History
Music Appreciation/History
Philosophy
Religious Studies

Communications and Art

Art and Design
Communication Studies
English Composition
Foreign Language
Journalism
Linguistics
Music Theory
Speech Communication
Theater Arts

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Astronomy
Biochem/Biophysics
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Entomology
Geology
Mathematics
Meteorology
Physics
Statistics

Professional Fields

Agriculture
Agronomy
Business
Comm. Regional Planning
Education
Engineering
Food Sci. Hum. Nutri.
Hotel, Rest. & Inst. Mgmt
Human Develop. Family Stud.
Military Studies

Social Sciences

Anthropology
Economics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology