Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Track
Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Explore a variety of topics and academic disciplines to discover your passion with our A.A. Liberal Arts program. Earn transfer credits while analyzing cultural practices, constructing persuasive arguments, and gaining new perspectives on current social and political issues.
Career Outlook: Liberal Arts
Studying the liberal arts strengthens marketable skills including communication, creativity, critical thinking, and social perceptiveness. This program serves as a flexible, transfer-friendly path toward completing a bachelor's degree in a discipline of your choice.
A.A. Program Overview
Take courses that cover topics you care about. You'll explore complex social issues and refine your conceptions of justice, ethics, and purpose. Coursework focuses on writing, cultural studies, social sciences, and psychology. Discover research opportunities, complete honors courses, and get involved with co-curricular activities.
Explore Your Interests
A Liberal Arts degree gives you the flexibility to explore a number of academic interests before fully committing to one area of study. An estimated 75-85% of all college students switch their area of study at least once before they graduate, so it's important to give yourself time to make that choice with confidence.
Taking exploratory courses early in your college career helps you graduate on time with a degree that matches your personal and professional goals. Learn more about how to make the most out of your undecided semesters.
A.A. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Pose insightful and productive questions.
- Generate, evaluate, integrate, and cite compelling evidence to support reasonable conclusions.
- Express connections between disciplines with creativity and clarity.
- Take actionable steps to see tasks through to completion, both independently and collaboratively.
- Consider the impact of individual action on personal and community well-being, for example physical, environmental, social, occupational, and fiscal well-being.
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
After earning an advanced degree in the liberal arts, you'll be ready to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields, including:
- Political Science
- World Languages
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. 80% of students are awarded scholarships or financial aid that help with the cost of college.
Our faculty hold advanced degrees in English, sociology, philosophy, history, and more. They are all dedicated to the betterment of their students and have years of experience teaching in higher education.
"One way my major benefited me is that it gave me freedom to pick and choose certain classes I was interested in taking. It also allowed me to test out certain areas of study that I could later narrow down to a specific major for the years to come."