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.

Required Core Courses

First Year: First Semester
Science: 4 credits*
Social Science: 3 or 4 credits**
Elective: 3 or 4 credits*****
Wellness Course: 2 credits
First Year: Second Semester
Science: 4 credits*
Social Science: 3 or 4 credits**
Elective: 3 or 4 credits*****
Complete one of the following:
Second Year: First Semester
World Language*** or Elective*****: 3 or 4 credits
Elective: 3 or 4 credits*****
Humanities**** or Social Science**: 3 or 4 credits
Major and/or Electives*****: 3 or 4 credits
Second Year: Second Semester
World Language*** or Elective*****: 3 or 4 credits
Elective: 3 or 4 credits*****
Humanities**** or Social Science**: 3 or 4 credits
Major and/or Electives*****: 3 or 4 credits
Minimum Credit Hours: 
52.0

*Science: Select from Astronomy. Botany. Chemistry, Geology, Introductory Biology, Physical Science, Physics, and/or Zoology.

**Social Science: Select from Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and/or Sociology.

***World Language: Four semesters of French, German or Spanish may be elected; two semesters of Arabic, Chinese or Italian are offered.

****Humanities: Art, Music, Literature, Philosophy, Drama, World Religion, and/or World Civilization.

*****Elective: Electives include the above courses plus Math and Business.

Electives

Minimum Credit Hours: 
8.0

Complete as many electives credits as necessary to reach the minimum 60-62 hours required for graduation.

Other Information

Division: 
Other - Academic