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The Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies is designed to provide a foundation of study that prepares students to transfer to four year colleges and universities. The curriculum is built on a foundation of general education supplemented with electives to develop depth in the prerequisite knowledge required for further study at the baccalaureate level. In some cases where an associate's degree is the employer's defined minimum credential, the degree serves as a terminal degree for employment.

The program includes a minimum of 60 credits of course work with 31 of the credits comprising a required core of courses and 29 of the credits comprising selected electives transferable into the student's desired baccalaureate program of study. The required core courses are:

 Mathematics (to include college algebra)
 Science (with laboratory)
 Computer Applications
 Social Science

Total core requirements:
Elective courses:
Total credit hours:

9 credit hours
3 credit hours
3 credit hours
4 credit hours
3 credit hours
9 credit hours

31 credit hours
29 credit hours
60 credit hours

High School Courses that are Highly Recommended

Algebra I
College Prep Biology
Algebra II
College Prep Chemistry

Click on the 'Academic Courses' link (upper left) to see a listing of some of the courses available to students in the Liberal Studies program.

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