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Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts Concentration

The Liberal Arts concentration is designed for students who have not yet chosen a concentration. It prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting college or university as a junior. Students are encouraged to take electives in disciplines in which they may major at a four-year institution. Specific course choices should be made in consultation with an academic advisor and requirements of the transfer institution.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I 3
  Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Elective 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102 English Composition II 3
  Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Concentration Elective 3
Third SemesterCredits
  Natural or Physical Science 4
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
    Concentration Elective 3
    Concentration Elective 3
    Concentration Elective 3
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Concentration Elective 3
    Concentration Elective 3
    Concentration Elective 3
    Elective (if needed) 2–3
Total Credits 60–63

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

Select from courses with the following designations:

ANT CSC GOV PHY
ARB DAN HIS PRT
ART ECO HON PSY
ASL ENL HUM REL
AST ESC ITL SOC
BIO ENV LAT SPN
CHM FRN MAT THR
COL GEO MUS  
COM GER PHI  

Potential careers will vary depending upon the chosen major. A bachelor's degree is usually the minimum requirement for entry into many fields, and additional graduate work may be necessary as well.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

See also: What can I do with this major?