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Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

Why Study Liberal Arts?

This program will offer you new ways to integrate new knowledge, learn to solve problems, define your own value system and explore others. Use the Liberal Arts program to build a broad range of knowledge and skills you will need for future academic work or direct application in today’s workforce. You will be challenged by the Liberal Arts program, and you will get the help needed to meet that challenge.

You will be asked to explore and compare fields like communications, history, humanities, math, and science, and reapply your knowledge in new ways. You will increase your reading skills, build new writing proficiency, engage in research, develop discussion skills, and sharpen the ability to think critically, question, and make decisions in a changing world.

After graduation, the Liberal Arts student would typically transfer into a senior institution to major in a distinct discipline, with this coursework serving as the majority of the general education requirements of the transfer institution. 

What is your career path?

The Liberal Arts degree is the most flexible, open format to pursue your education with a degree that will transfer anywhere. The Liberal Arts program is an interdisciplinary degree based on our solid general education core, plus courses of your choosing. Based on your interests and the type of degree you want to pursue, you will get individualized help from one of our advisors to determine the best courses needed to meet your goal.

Sample Two-Year Plan of Study



  • Evolution & Ecology
  • General Chemistry I w/Lab
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Microbiology

Communication & English

  • Media Ethics & Law
  • New Media & Digital Culture
  • Business & Prof. Speaking
  • Writing for New Media
  • Literary Perspectives
  • Creative Writing
  • Professional Writing


  • American History
  • US History
  • additional HIS courses
Organizations & Society
  • Business & Prof. Speaking
  • Elementary Economics
  • Professional Writing
  • Introduction to Management
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Organizational Psych
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Race & Ethnic Relations
  • Elementary Applied Statistics

Social Sciences

  • General Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Elementary Applied Statistics

For more details, review our Undergraduate Course Catalog or download a sample two-year plan of study and course checklist.

Sample two-year plan and checklist

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