Liberal Arts

Associate and Bachelor of Arts or Science Degrees

The hallmark of a Liberal Arts degree is its adaptability to many careers.  Because Liberal Arts graduates have “learned how to learn” and to be flexible, they adapt to many different career environments. These graduates often achieve remarkable success in unexpected career areas and are well prepared for more traditional paths such as graduate school.

The Liberal Arts program encourages students to explore the world—reading, listening, thinking and communicating effectively through writing, speech and the arts.  Students will choose from the traditional liberal arts disciplines, where emphasis is placed on careful analysis, articulate expression and critical thinking—a strong foundation for continued study or professional endeavors.

Liberal Arts Program Objectives

Graduates in the Liberal Arts will be able to:

1. Think critically and reflectively across a variety of academic disciplines
2. Demonstrate research abilities
3. Demonstrate competence in professional communication practices
4. Culminate study of a selected curricular emphasis through an advanced senior-level experience

Program of Study­—Associate Degree

General Core Requirements (see page 38)     24 credits
Major Requirements     28 credits
28 credits from the following four Divisions :  

  • Humanities (Ar, Cm, Cw, En, Hu, Mu, Ph, Sp)
  • Business (Ac, Ba, Be, Ec, IT, Mg)
  • Natural Sciences (Ev, IT, Ma, Ns)
  • Social Sciences (Cj, Hp, Hs, Py, Se, So)

but no more than 12 credits in any one discipline
General Electives     12 credits
Total Credits            64 credits

Program of Study—Baccalaureate Degree


General Core Requirements     48 credits
Major Requirements     56 credits
56 credits from the following four Divisions: 

  • Humanities (Ar, Cm, En, Hu, Mu, Ph),
  • Business (Ac, Ba, Be, Ec, IT, Mg),
  • Science and Technology (Ev, Ma, Ns),
  • Social Sciences (Cj, Hp, Hs, Py, So),

but no more than 20  credits in any one discipline and at least 20 credits in one discipline to create a declared focus.

There must be a minimum of 24 credits at the 300-400 level.
Professionalization Experience: Internship    4 credits
The student and advisor will conference during the second semester of the junior year and decide on the right option for the student.
General Electives     20 credits
Total Credits          128 credits    

Recommended Program Sequence
Students in this degree program will work closely with their academic advisors to create an individualized program sequence.