BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Those who want to earn a liberal studies degree can now do it online with Montana State University's online bachelor degree completion program.

It's for students who have at least two years of college credits but do not yet have a college degree.

The degree requires courses in arts, humanities, science, math, social sciences and foreign language- all offered online.

Representatives with MSU say more than one-third of Montanans have an associates degree or some college credits but no college degree.

They say it's important the University expand their distance learning programs to provide more people the opportunity to get an education.

"To be able to reach people who just may not be able to come and live in the community and attend a campus because they have children or they have a job or whatever the reason," says MSU Spokesperson Tracy Ellig.

The program begins Fall of 2012. Students can begin applying now.