Liberal Studies AA

The Liberal Studies program is designed primarily for those students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution but who remain undecided about a major.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate written and spoken communication, skills;
  • Use mathematical concepts to solve problems and make decisions;
  • Demonstrate technology skills essential for working and living in today’s society;
  • Demonstrate general knowledge across the broad categories of intellectual heritage, artistic expression, the natural and physical world, human behavior and physical fitness and health;
  • Demonstrate personal engagement in community life and an awareness of humans’ impact on the world;
  • Explain diverse perspectives, cultures and values;
  • Make informed decisions based on an ethical framework.


First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Speech Elective Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills 3
Math Elective Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills (Students may not take MAT 103 to meet this goal.) 3
Elective Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3
Elective Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences (May not use a History course to meet this requirement.) 3

(15 Credit Hours)

Second Semester

ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HIS 101 or 102 History of Western Civilization I or II 3
Elective Core Goal 8: Physical and Life Sciences 4
Elective Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2
Elective Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts 3

(15-16 Credit Hours)

Third Semester

Elective Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility 3
Elective Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity 3
Elective Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3

(15 Credit Hours)

Fourth Semester

Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3

(15 Credit Hours)