2021-2022 Academic Catalog

A.A. in Liberal Studies

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Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies degree offers students a flexible, customized curriculum. Students are able to select courses from a wide range of liberal arts topics in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. This enables them to tailor their degree to their personal and professional interests.

Delivery Modes

  • Traditional (on campus)
  • Global Online (100% online)


Course Credits
General Education Courses 30
  • ENG 101  English Composition I
  • ENG 102  English Composition II
Public Speaking
Any CDC Public Speaking Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
3 or 4
Social Sciences
Any Social Science Course
Health and Wellness
Any Health Wellness Course
General Education Options
Any General Education Options Course
Required Major Courses* 24
Lower- and/or Upper-Division Electives  15
Upper-Division Electives  9
Related Additional Electives 6
Total 60

* "Required Major Courses" must be selected from humanities, natural sciences and social sciences disciplines, as follows: ANT, ARB, ART, BIO, CHE, CMD, COM, CSC, EAS, ECO, EDE, EDU, ELC, ELE, ELM, ENG, ENS, ESP, FRE, GEO, HIS, JUS, LEA, MAT, MUS, PHI, PHS, PHY, POS, PSY, SEC, SOC, SOW, SPN, TED, THE, WFD, WST. 

Program Notes:

  • A laboratory course is also required; students may select any laboratory course.
  • A maximum of 24 credits can be used with the same course prefix.
  • 12 credits (four courses) of upper-division (any course numbers 200 or above with at least one pre-requisite) are required.
  • Developmental courses do not count toward the 120 credits necessary for graduation, but are calculated in your overall GPA.

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