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
- Human Services
- Media Studies
- Performing Arts
- Political Science
- Secondary Education
- Speech Pathology
- Studio Art
Upon successful completion of the AA Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
- Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
- Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
- Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
- Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
- Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
- Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
- 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