Liberal arts programs at University of Maryland University College provide a well-rounded education that can be easily customized with a variety of minors. Hone your communication skills; deepen your understanding of the world through cultural studies, history, and psychology; or tackle current issues with social and political science. An online liberal arts degree or certificate can help you develop vital skills to succeed in any industry.

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Why Study Liberal Arts or Communication at UMUC

  • Learn to think critically: UMUC's online programs can help you develop your global perspective, become an innovative thinker, and solve complex problems.
  • Learn practical skills: Build the foundational competencies employers want, including communication and interpersonal skills, a global perspective, and the ability to research and analyze. Communication skills like active listening, speaking, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and writing are highly valued in the job market. Source
  • Take courses online: UMUC courses are designed from the ground up for collaborative online learning.
  • Earn a respected degree: UMUC was founded over 70 years ago to meet the needs of working adults. We pair the flexibility of online learning with the reputation of a public state university.
  • Save on materials: Study from anywhere with no-cost digital course materials for nearly all classes.
  • Support for job-seekers: UMUC’s services include resume-writing advice, interview tips, and in-person and online job fairs.
  • Get credit for your experience: Prior work, training, and military experience can all be applied toward your degree.
  • Choose from a variety of career paths: A liberal arts, communication, or humanities degree provides practical career preparation applicable to a wide range of industries.

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