Program Description

The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers and businessmen, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study and professional school.

The general Associate in Arts (AA) provides a well rounded background and the opportunity to explore a variety of subject areas so that graduates may transfer to the third year of a senior college. Those who wish to pursue a program that allows a greater degree of specialization in the first two years of college may select one of the following options:

  • Early Childhood and Childhood Education
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Media Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Pathology
  • Studio Art

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AA Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

For additional information, including program requirements, please click the following link: Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts

Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Debra Gonsher

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