Associate and Bachelor of Arts or Science Degrees
The hallmark of a Liberal Arts degree is its adaptability to many careers. Because Liberal Arts graduates have “learned how to learn” and to be flexible, they adapt to many different career environments. These graduates often achieve remarkable success in unexpected career areas and are well prepared for more traditional paths such as graduate school.
The Liberal Arts program encourages students to explore the world—reading, listening, thinking and communicating effectively through writing, speech and the arts. Students will choose from the traditional liberal arts disciplines, where emphasis is placed on careful analysis, articulate expression and critical thinking—a strong foundation for continued study or professional endeavors.
Liberal Arts Program Objectives
Graduates in the Liberal Arts will be able to:
1. Think critically and reflectively across a variety of academic disciplines
2. Demonstrate research abilities
3. Demonstrate competence in professional communication practices
4. Culminate study of a selected curricular emphasis through an advanced senior-level experience
Program of Study—Associate Degree
General Core Requirements (see page 38) 24 credits
Major Requirements 28 credits
28 credits from the following four Divisions :
- Humanities (Ar, Cm, Cw, En, Hu, Mu, Ph, Sp)
- Business (Ac, Ba, Be, Ec, IT, Mg)
- Natural Sciences (Ev, IT, Ma, Ns)
- Social Sciences (Cj, Hp, Hs, Py, Se, So)
but no more than 12 credits in any one discipline
General Electives 12 credits
Total Credits 64 credits
Program of Study—Baccalaureate Degree
General Core Requirements 48 credits
Major Requirements 56 credits
56 credits from the following four Divisions:
- Humanities (Ar, Cm, En, Hu, Mu, Ph),
- Business (Ac, Ba, Be, Ec, IT, Mg),
- Science and Technology (Ev, Ma, Ns),
- Social Sciences (Cj, Hp, Hs, Py, So),
but no more than 20 credits in any one discipline and at least 20 credits in one discipline to create a declared focus.
There must be a minimum of 24 credits at the 300-400 level.
Professionalization Experience: Internship 4 credits
The student and advisor will conference during the second semester of the junior year and decide on the right option for the student.
General Electives 20 credits
Total Credits 128 credits
Recommended Program Sequence
Students in this degree program will work closely with their academic advisors to create an individualized program sequence.
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