Liberal Arts
(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's Degree

Program of Study Requirements Credits
General Core Requirements 24
Program Requirements 28 credits from the following three disciplines: Humanities (Ar, Cm, Cw, En, Hu, Mu, Ph, Sp), Natural Sciences (Ev, IT, Ma, Ns), or Social Sciences (Cj, Hp, Hs, Py, Se, So), but no more than 12 credits in any one Division 28
General Electives 12
Total Credits 64

Program of Study: Bachelor's Degree

Program of Study Requirements Credits
General Core Requirements 48
Program Requirements There must be a minimum of 24 credits of 300/400-level courses taken. 60
Major Requirements No more than 20 credits in any one degree area.
Liberal Arts Courses Choose 15
General Electives (choose 5) 20
Total Credits 128