Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts

Liberal Arts - Associate of Arts


The Associate of Arts degree provides an educational pathway that emphasizes social sciences and humanities for students that intend to complete a bachelor's degree program at a four-year institution.

In order to complete the Associate of Arts degree you must complete coursework in a variety of subjects.

Below you will find a list of those subject areas and the minimum credits required in each area to complete the degree.

Minimum Required Credits by Subject Area

Subject Area Minimum Required Credits
English 6
Speech 3
Humanities 12
Social Science 12
Mathematics and Natural Science

Minimum of 10 total credits in Math and Natural Science to include:

3-4 credits of Mathematics at the level of Intermediate Algebra or higher

7-8 credits of Natural Science (includes one lab courses)

Health/Wellness/Physical Education 1
World Foreign Language 4(*)
Additional Requirement: Diversity/Ethnic Studies


(course may also count toward the social science and/or humanities requirements)

Electives 10

* or one year of World Language in High school with a C or betterĀ 

Program Outcomes

1. Knowledge of human cultures and the natural world.

2. Critical and creative thinking.

3. Effective communication skills.

4. Information literacy.

5. Quantitative reasoning.

6. Personal and civic responsibility.

7. Foundations for lifelong learning including personal health and well-being.

Employment Opportunities

This program is designed to be used as a transfer program for students who intend to earn a bachelor's degree at another institution.