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Liberal Arts

student studyingThis Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program offers the equivalent of the first two years in a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program. In this flexible program, students select courses based on the requirements of the four-year college to which they plan to transfer. Working with an advisor, students design a program that best meets their future plans. It is recommended that students identify the college to which they plan to transfer and discuss a transfer plan with their advisor as soon as possible.

Upon completion of the program, students have an academic background sufficient to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. The program provides a foundation for the acquisition of skills and abilities essential for jobs requiring a broader base of arts and sciences.

Students may start this degree program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

Graduates of this program must master eight general outcomes designed to prepare them to perform competently and confidently in a rapidly changing world. Four of these outcomes involve their ability to:

  • communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally;
  • explore diverse ideas and emotions, as expressed through the disciplines, to evaluate the effect of historical trends, events, institutions, and social systems as applied to the Liberal Arts;
  • perform mathematical operations basic to functioning in present and future disciplines or occupations and to prepare for further education;
  • demonstrate scientific thought both quantitatively and qualitatively by learning to recognize and formulate questions for analysis of human and technical problems.

We are pleased to announce our new Liberal Arts with Health Science concentration degree. Find out more...

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