Liberal Arts

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Area of Study
Description: 

Completion of the Liberal Arts area of study signifies that the student is broadly educated in the major
divisions of higher learning: humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and fine arts. The
student has acquired methods of study and habits of thought which are demonstrated by an ability to
analyze problems, make appropriate value judgments, and express conclusions in cogent style. The student
devotes a major portion of study to in-depth concentration of one subject.

Students completing the Liberal Arts area of study must satisfy the General Education requirements and the
specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts degree that are listed elsewhere in this catalog.
Electives should be selected to reflect both the student’s interests and the requirements of the intended
transfer institution. Students are encouraged to consult the transfer guide sheets located in the University,
Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center.

First Year
First Semester
ENG 131- Introduction to College Writing 3
Science * 4
Social Science ** 3 or 4
Elective ***** 3 or 4
Wellness 2

Second Semester
ENG 132 - College Writing and Research OR 3
ENG 135 - Business and Technical Writing and Research 3
Science* 4
Social Science** 3 or 4
Elective ***** 3 or 4

Second Year
First Semester
World Language *** or elective 3 or 4
Elective**** 3 or 4
Humanities **** or Social Science 3 or 4
Major and/or Electives 3 or 4

Second Semester
World Language *** or elective 3 or 4
Elective***** 3 or 4
Humanities **** or Social Science 3 or 4
Major and/or Electives 3 or 4

Additional electives may be needed to reach the minimum 60-62 hours required for graduation.

* Select from Astronomy. Botany. Chemistry, Geology, Introductory Biology, Physical Science,
Physics, and/or Zoology.
** Select from Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and/or Sociology.
*** Four semesters of French, German or Spanish may be elected; two semesters of Arabic, Chinese or
Italian are offered.
**** Humanities classes usually include Art, Music, Literature, Philosophy, Drama, World Religion,
and/or World Civilization.
***** Electives include the above courses plus Math and Business.