Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Track

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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Explore a variety of math and science courses to discover your passion with our Liberal Arts A.S. degree. Earn college credit while figuring out if a degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics is right for you.

The Outlook

Earning your Liberal Arts education at FLCC prepares you for immediate transfer and for the career path that you'll ultimately pursue. With this broad-based education, you'll encounter valuable learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom, and you'll develop written communication and critical thinking skills, both of which are marketable skills to employers.

Pursue study abroad and travel courses, discover research opportunities, take an honors course, or become involved with extracurricular activities. Whatever you choose to make of your Liberal Arts education, your degree experience will be enhanced by the many opportunities we have to offer.

The Program

Our A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies Track program offers you flexible course options that focus on mathematics and the sciences. This track is the most general option, providing you the opportunity to take classes in a variety of subject areas. If you plan to continue your studies after FLCC in one of the following areas, you can tailor your course selection to feature classes that will prepare you for transfer:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Vet

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.

Honors Studies

If you are a curious and motivated student, exploring Honors Studies courses at FLCC will provide you alternative educational experiences. Honors classes center on reflection and community building. They are available to full-time and part-time students in all degree programs. Successful completion of these courses, or earning your Honors Studies certificate or diploma, can increase your transfer options and make you eligible for specific scholarships.

Honors Studies

Transfer Options

Pursuing your Liberal Arts education prepares you for advanced degree opportunities by offering you the core foundational courses you'll need for successful transfer into a four-year degree program. Learn more about transferring.

Online Learning

Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. With this option, this degree is available completely online. Learn more about FLCC online learning.

Options for Undecided Students

Many first-year students enter college undecided about their academic and career goals. Exploring our affordable Liberal Arts programs provides you the opportunity to pursue your interests while helping you discover your degree path. Learn about options available for undecided students.

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Discover Our Tracks

As a Liberal Arts student, you'll have the option of pursuing our broad-based General Studies Track or a specialized track.

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Options for Undecided Students

If you're unsure of your major or career path, you are not alone. Many first-year students enter college undecided about their academic and career goals. Learn about options for undecided students