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Liberal Arts and Sciences with Advisement Area in Humanities

The Degree

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

The Outlook

FLCC's A.A. liberal arts and sciences degree program with an advisement area in humanities will provide you with the knowledge necessary for assisting you with your career path. Upon graduating, you will have developed the in-demand skills employers are searching for in job seekers. These skills include:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Clarity of Writing

The Program

The humanities program is designed to allow you to develop your verbal and critical thinking skills and in addition is centered on enriching your intellectual life. The program seeks to provide opportunities for you to write fiction and poetry in creative writing courses or news stories in journalism class. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to study plays, sonnets, and other creative forms of the written word ranging from the classic plays of Shakespeare to the contemporary novels of Toni Morrison and Tim O'Brien.

As a humanities major, you will have the option of studying the philosophy of Plato, considering the roles of ethics in daily life or studying French and Spanish.

The A.A. Liberal Arts Program

The A.A. degree at FLCC is designed for you to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program, with courses equivalent to those offered during the freshman and sophomore years at most four-year colleges and universities.

After earning your A.A. degree from FLCC, you will have the opportunity to pursue baccalaureate degrees in a broad range of areas. These areas include:

  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • English
  • History

The degree is recognized in transfer (articulation) agreements with a large number of public and private four-year institutions in New York State and across the nation.

Honors Courses: If you have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, you will have the opportunity to take honors courses at FLCC that provide enhanced educational experiences. If you are a qualified student in this degree program or are a qualified student from another program, enrollment in honors courses is open to you. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase your transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Scholarships

Scholarships are available to qualified students. For more information, visit the FLCC scholarships page or you can contact the financial aid office.

Information for Students Undecided about their Majors

Liberal arts and sciences could be the ideal place for you to begin your college career at FLCC. You can explore your interests and abilities, while at the same time begin working toward a college degree.

A great percentage of new students that are undecided about their college major will apply for admission into the A.A. or A.S. liberal arts and sciences degree programs. It is more common than you may realize for students to be uncertain about their academic and career goals upon entering college. Even for those students that enter college with a declared major, statistics show that approximately 70 percent will change their major at least twice before graduating.

It is important to keep in mind not to get discouraged. Instead, take these action steps toward your future:

  • Visit the Finger Lakes Community College career services office to learn more about yourself, define your goals, investigate career interests, and decide on what you want in a career. Ask about FOCUS2, a computerized career guidance system, which provides occupational information as well as an assessment of your interests, abilities, experiences, and values.
  • A career services counselor can also help you with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory, self-assessment and career guidance tools that help with career planning and offer insight into personal and professional development. Make an appointment at the career services office to learn about these and other career guidance resources that are currently available. After you complete an assessment, your scores will be interpreted for you and discussed with you at an individual appointment.
  • When selecting your course schedule (with the help of your advisor), try to choose courses in a variety of disciplines. After a few courses, you will get a clearer picture of your favorite and least favorite subject areas.