Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook (Addendum 12/1/2023) 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook (Addendum 12/1/2023) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts, AA&S- Can Be Completed Online-650-01

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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 transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.

Liberal Arts Curriculum Degree Requirements:

Student Development (1cr)

English (9 cr)

Mathematics (6cr)

Please consult your advisor to choose your Math sequence

History (6cr)

  • Any two HIS courses

Humanities (6cr)

  • Any two courses from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language (Recommend Approved Passport Course)

Social Sciences (6cr)

  • Choose any two Social Science courses (6cr) from  ECO1, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC

Lab Sciences (8cr)

  • Complete two lab sciences or any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, GOL, GIS, ENV or PHY

Computer Competency, Foreign Language, and Transfer Elective(s) (15cr)

  • ITE 152  or BUS 226   and/or any course which has been approved as a transfer elective1
  • 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: 60

Note: BIO 141, BIO 142, and BIO 145 do not meet the science requirement.

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies necessary for academic success, transfer, and employment.  Individual programs may specify how computer competency is attained as part of the program.  If not specified otherwise, computer competency is demonstrated by passing ITE 152 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement

1Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See an advisor, coach, faculty advisor or click here.

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 Minimum Credits: 14

Second Semester

Total Minimum Credits: 16

Second Year

Third Semester

  • ENG (Literature)
  • Humanities Elective (I)
  • Lab Science (I)
  • Foreign Language (III)
  • ITE 152  or BUS 226  or Transfer Elective
Total Minimum Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Minimum Credits: 14

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