Program Overview

Marist College offers a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts that meets students, needs and academic aspirations in an easy online format.  Available areas of concentration include American Studies, Communication and the Arts, Data Center Technologies, Economics, Information Systems, Informational Technology and Systems, On-Demand with Enterprise Systems, Project Management, and Psychology.  The total number of credit hours in the curriculum is 120.  The student's concentration area accounts for 24 of those credit hours.

Apart from the inpidual's choice of concentration, there are four other required areas for the successful completion of the Liberal Arts degree.  The first is the Professional Studies Concentration (21 hrs.) which includes courses in Interpersonal Communication, Economics of Social Issues, Introduction to Global Issues, Issues in Leadership, Management Information Systems, Behaviors in Organizations, and Introduction to Public Policy.  

The Liberal Studies Core (18 hrs.) required classes are World Views and Values, Perspectives on Education, Perspectives on Humanities, Perspectives on Social Institutions, Perspectives on Science and History, and a Capping course.  

There are two required courses in Writing.  

The final area is the students choice of 51 hours in Elective courses (these can be taken at Marist and/or transferred in from other sources).  The Business Minor option is fulfilled if 21 hours of electives fall under that category.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Marist College is a four-year private school located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Marist began in 1929 as a school for the training of future Marist brothers. Today, Marist College is one of the leading colleges of the arts and sciences in the country.

    Marist College offers certificates of completion, bachelor’s degree programs, and master’s degree programs. Classes are held in traditional learning environments as well as distance learning environments. Several degrees at all levels are available via distance learning classes. Some classes can be taken in 10-week and accelerated online courses.


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