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Arts and Sciences Transfer - Liberal Arts (A.A.)

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Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Liberal Arts, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.


Total Credit Hours: 60

About the School of Liberal Arts

Purpose: To provide a liberal arts education to students who wish to transfer to a four-year university or college and seek a baccalaureate degree. The Liberal Arts area of concentration provides a strong foundation in literature, philosophy, world languages, social science, and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare students for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change. This area of concentration is designed to provide students with a broad-based liberal arts experience, enriching students’ understanding of the physical and social world. 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 area of concentration rewarding.

Graduation Requirements

Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements  for college-wide graduation requirements.

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Online Degrees and Credit Certificates

This program can be completed fully online. Some online courses may require proctored exams or on-campus assessments at a testing center.

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Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements

The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of the General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111  or HIS 112  or HIS 113  or HIS 114  or HIS 211  or HIS 212  or HIS 214 ). 

General Education Requirements: 34 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 Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits

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

Mathematics: 3 credits

Students must choose one Mathematics course from the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits

Area of Concentration: 26 credits

World Languages Sequence: 6 credits

A World Languages Sequence is 111 & 112 or 112 & 211 or 140 & 141 or 211 & 212 of the same language.

This area of concentration requires 6 credit hours in the same language. Students who have completed two or more years of a language in high school and plan to continue that language must submit high school transcripts to World Languages department chair to determine proper placement into a World Language Sequence and to provide guidance on transferability to four-year institutions.

Choose two courses in the same sequence:

Art History: 3 credits

Philosophy: 6 credits

Electives: 7-8 credits

No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Diversity Requirement

Satisfied by PHL 146 .

Technology Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement

Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Plan, communicate, and implement coherent and justifiable practices that improve human conditions 

2. Analyze ideas critically and defend recommendations for improving the conditions of society 

3. Act in a personally and socially responsible manner, recognizing the complexity and diversity of the human experience 

4. Identify and use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and effectively communicate information that educates and influences others 

5. Communicate in a language other than English in a culturally appropriate way.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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