2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jan 15, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts, AA&S

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Purpose: The Liberal Arts program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree, usually the Bachelor of Arts degree, in the liberal arts or social sciences. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in planning their programs. Students should select this curriculum if they intend to major in one of the following disciplines: Economics, English, Foreign Language, Pre-Law, History, Humanities, Journalism, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Government, Religion, or Sociology.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Liberal Arts Curriculum Degree Requirements:

Student Development


  • Any two HIS courses

Health/Physical Education

  • Any HLT or PED course(s)2


Social Sciences

  • Any course from ECO3, PLS, PSY4, or SOC AND any course from ECO3, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY4, SOC

Lab Sciences

  • Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, GOL, or PHY

Transfer Elective(s)

  • Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective5

Program requirements

Students must complete through 202 in a foreign language. Those who have successfully completed Foreign language in high school may take a CLEP test in order to begin foreign language study at a level beyond 101. See advisor for additional information. Students who do not require the full two years of a foreign language must substitute transfer elective courses for the remaining credits.

Total Minimum Credits: 62

Note: HLT 143 , HLT 250 , HLT 261 , HLT 262 , HLT 263 , and HLT 290  DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement

Note: BIO 141  and BIO 142  do not meet the science requirement

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115  (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

1 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.

2 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.

3 ECO 120  and ECO 201 -ECO 202  contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120  cannot receive credit for either ECO 201  or ECO 202  . Students who take either ECO 201  or ECO 202  cannot receive credit for ECO 120 .

4 Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235  and PSY 230 .

5 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or http://www.germanna.edu/transfer-services/transfer-electives/.

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year

First Five

Total Credits: 16

Second Semester

Total Credits: 16

Second Year

Third Semester

  • ENG (Literature)
  • Humanities Elective (I)
  • Lab Science (I)
  • Foreign Language (III)
  • Transfer Elective
Total Credits: 14-16

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 16

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