Program Overview

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies online program provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop skills through a personalized curriculum geared to their interests and needs, designed to enhance their knowledge in a field of their choice or prepare them for a career beyond college. This program is available to the student whose interests extend beyond a single academic area or a structured program. In cooperation with an academic advisor, students take responsibility for designing their own course of study within the College of Arts & Sciences for a liberal arts degree program that matches their educational goals within the parameters of the BLS Degree Requirements. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    This bachelor completion program requires 122 total credits, including transfer and major requirements.

    • Completed at least 60 credit hours for transfer
    • Official transcripts
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
    • Personal essay
    • Completed GSW 1120 prerequisite

    School Overview

    Bowling Green State University was originally founded in 1910 as a teacher-training institution. The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1917. After establishing a name for themselves, Bowling Green attained full university status in 1947 and they formed their Graduate School later that year. Bowling Green State University is a four-year public university, focused on providing experiences that enhance their students’ lives.

    Undergraduates at Bowling Green can choose from more than 200 programs, and master’s students can choose from about 50 graduate programs. Bowling Green State University understands the demands on their students’ schedules, which is why they offer over 25 distance learning and online programs for bachelor’s degrees, master's degrees, certificates, and endorsements. Through their strong focus on producing successful and capable students, Bowling Green State University has been nationally recognized for First Year Success for their entering students. They also had their online master's degree in education program named as one of the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.


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