The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in the liberal arts. Four-year liberal arts programs prepare graduates for a wide variety of jobs in business, the arts, education, medical and legal professions, and in social and public service occupations. Liberal Arts studies emphasize fine arts, language, literature, philosophy, mathematics, science, social science and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare students for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change.
Courses required for the Liberal Arts degree are available on all four campuses.
Note: Students who already have foreign language proficiency or have successfully completed two years of a foreign language in high school may petition for advanced placement. Students placed into an intermediate course in foreign language, may substitute courses from the approved list of humanities and/or social sciences under General Education Core Requirements for the language credits needed to complete the degree.
5 Eligible courses are listed under Approved Electives for Transfer. Students should consult with an academic advisor or counselor to choose the appropriate course(s).