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Liberal Arts

Purpose: The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree program in Liberal Arts is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program, usually the Bachelor of Arts degree, in the liberal arts or social sciences.
Students in this program may wish to major in the following fields: Economics, Education, English, Foreign Language, Government (Political Science), History, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Teacher Education

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College (as listed in the section on admission requirements), entry into the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program in Liberal Arts requires the satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English; 2 units of college preparatory mathematics; 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of history. The remaining units are elective courses, but at least two units of a foreign language are recommended. Students are urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to determine the proper mathematics courses to be taken in the community college. Students who do not meet these requirements may be permitted to correct their deficiencies in the developmental program before entering the Liberal Arts curriculum.

Program Requirements: The curriculum consists of courses in the humanities including a foreign language, natural sciences, and social sciences usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate liberal arts curriculum. A minimum of 61 credits is required for the Liberal Arts major in the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the counseling department of the community college in planning their programs and selecting their electives. In order to help prepare for upper division (junior class) standing at a four-year college or university, the student usually must complete a program at the community college which is comparable in length and courses to the first two years of the program at the four year college or university. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Liberal Arts.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ENG 111College Composition I 1303
SDV 108College Survival Skills101
MTHMathematics (MTH 154 or 161) 1303
Spanish 101 or French 101404
Natural Science with Lab*334
HISHistory (HIS 121 or 101)303
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
MTHMath (MTH 155 or 162)303
Spanish 102 or French 102404
Natural Science with Lab*334
HISHistory (102 or 122)303
Third Semester
ENGEnglish (ENG 241, 243)**303
SOC 200***Principles to Sociology OR303
Health or Physical Education021
Spanish 201 or French 201303
Elective****Humanities or Social Science***303
Fourth Semester
ENGEnglish (ENG 242, 244)**303
PSY 200***Principles of Psychology303
Spanish 202 or French 202303
Health or Physical Education021
Elective****Humanities or Social Science***303

Total Minimum Credits for the Liberal Arts Major ... 61

1 Developmental coursework may require additional semesters to complete program.
* BIO 101-102, CHM 111-112, PHY 201-202, GOL 105-106 may be used to fulfill requirements.
** Determine transfer institution’s requirements prior to selection.
***Humanities Electives: ART 101-102; MUS 121-122; CST 100;REL 230.
***Social Science Electives:
 ECO 201-202; PLS 211-212; GEO 200, GEO 210.

NOTE: Students having completed three or more years of foreign language in high school with a "C" or better average may petition for credit by experience or credit by exam. It is recommended that students receiving credit by experience take humanities electives to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Please see your advisor for details.

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General Studies - Transfer Path

Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S – Transfer) (General Studies Specialization)
Program Code: 697-06
Program Length: 2 year – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 61
Distance Learning Option Available
Program Degree Completion Plan

Program Advisors

Dr. Brian Wright276.964.7207
Russell Hall Room 143
Dr. Joseph Trivette, 276.964.7381
King Community Center Room 173

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