This Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Working with an advisor, students select liberal arts courses based on personal interest, professional aspirations, and the requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer. For those planning to transfer, students should identify potential colleges and universities as early as possible and discuss a transfer plan with their advisor. This associate degree provides a foundation for the skills and abilities relevant to all career tracks and life pursuits, preparing students for the demands of a rapidly changing world.
Students may begin this degree in the fall, spring, or summer semester.
Program Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates have demonstrated the ability to:
- Communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
- Explore diverse ideas, emotions, and opinions with an open mind capable of discerning their value and worth.
- Appreciate the scope of our shared humanity through exposure to the arts, literature, history, institutions, social systems, and cultural differences.
- Perform mathematical operations basic to one’s personal and professional life and essential for the pursuit of further education.
- Engage in scientific inquiry both quantitatively and qualitatively, identifying problems, formulating questions, and developing and implementing solutions both individually and collaboratively.
Academic Readiness (1 credit)
College Composition (4 credits)
Humanities/Fine Arts/Language (9 credits)
Lab Science (7-8 credits)
Liberal Arts Electives (12-15 credits)
Literature (3-4 credits)
Mathematics (6-8 credits)
Open Electives (9 credits)
Social Science (9 credits)
Total = Minimum of 60 Credits
This sequencing of courses is suggested, but not mandatory. Enrollment may depend on course availability and the student's personal schedule.
*Depending on the course chosen, open electives may require permission of instructor in the program.
**Literature courses include: ENGL123W, 224W, 243W, 245W, 246W, 250W, and 255W.
***As needed to satisfy 12-15 Liberal Arts Elective credits.
First Year, Spring Semester