Liberal Arts AA - General Program


The Liberal Arts program is an interdisciplinary program that provides an overview of the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Because the liberal arts major covers a broad spectrum of subjects, it prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges  to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as English, history, humanities, journalism, foreign languages, pre-law, literature, psychology, sociology, political science, philosophy, and education.  Additionally, the program stresses the following LEAP goals: civic knowledge and engagement—local and global; intercultural knowledge and competence; ethical reasoning and action; and foundations and skills for lifelong learning. It provides a more individualized education and allows the student to develop a course of study by selecting from a variety of General Education Areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Apply analytical reasoning across academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate information literacy and technological competency.
  • Recognize and appreciate diversity, historical viewpoints, and the global perspective.
  • Cultivate ethical values, personal wellness, and personal learning strategies.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Program Requirement   3

Humanities Elective  3
  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102  3
  Free Elective  3
WRT-101English Composition I


Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

  Program Requirement  3
HIS History Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
MAT/INF Mathematics:
4-credit Mathematics Elective OR (3-credit Mathematics Elective AND 1-credit INF elective INF-102);


WRT-201English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

   Program Requirement 3
   Humanities Elective  3
   Natural Science Elective  4
   History Elective  3
   Diversity Elective  3
Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective 3
  Natural Science Elective 4
  Social Science Elective  3
  Free Elective 3

Total Credit Hours:13

General Education Requirements


COM-100Speech Communication



COM-102Public Speaking


WRT-101English Composition I


WRT-201English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:9

History Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives*

Three general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:9

Social Science Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

One 4-cr general education course in Mathematics (MAT) OR [One 3 cr general education Mathematics (MAT) + One 1-cr Information Technology (INF-102)] 
  Two Gen Ed courses in the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY 8
Total Credit Hours:12

Diversity Elective*

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 45

Program Requirements

Core Courses

Nine credits from the following fields: COM, ART, MUS, THR, CIN, HIS, LIT, PHR, LAN, ECO, GEO, POL, PSY, SOC, ANT.

Total Credit Hours:9

Free Electives

Recommended IST-123 (for students who place into the course)

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s)