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Arts and Sciences Transfer, Arts and Humanities, Liberal Arts Option, A.A.

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Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A. (code AA.LIBERAL.ARTS)

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 60 credit hours.

Purpose: To provide a traditional liberal arts education to students who wish to transfer to a four-year university or college and who wish to further their studies in one of the liberal arts disciplines. This option is suitable for students who intend to seek baccalaureate degrees but who have not yet decided on a major. It is also a good preparation for students who aim, eventually, for graduate or professional schools. Students who want to broaden and enrich their education also will find the liberal arts program rewarding.

Range of Occupations

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses

AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study.  This sequence incorporates all of the student’s admissions requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success.  It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.


  Click Here to View, Save, or Print a PDF Copy of the Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses for this degree  



General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 23-29 credits

  • Elementary or intermediate world language sequence (sequence is 111 and 112 or 211 and 212 of same language) 6 credit hours
    Students who have completed two or more years of a language in high school and plan to continue that language are strongly encouraged to register for intermediate level.
  • Choose six additional credit hours of intermediate world language or world language courses 6 credit hours
    Students who have completed an intermediate language sequence (211, 212) as above may substitute the elementary language sequence (111, 112) in one other language.
  • Choose six credit hours of history or literature 6 credit hours
  • Electives (consult with an adviser) 5-11 credit hours
    No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Additional Requirements

Computer Competency Requirement

See Computing and Information Technology Competency Requirement   for a list of approved courses.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, biological and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences or health/fitness/wellness general education requirements or elective requirements. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the  AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements

Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to Transfer Services

Core Competencies

AACC offers quality degree programs that allow students to develop fundamental learning and life skills, called core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.  

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