The A.A. in Liberal Studies is appropriate for those interested in exploring a variety of subjects. To receive an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree, a student must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of credit, with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.0. Students may apply a maximum of 32 transfer credits toward the A.A. degree. Candidates for the A.A. and A.S. degrees must meet the following degree requirements:
Portfolio and Learning Outcomes
Ever Associate degree student must present a portfolio at the end of her second year in which she demonstrates achievement with regard to the College's Learning Outcomes. The Associate degree student addresses the Breadth of Knowledge Outcomes, through a selection of and reflection on four courses, one from each of the four designated areas (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and Arts and Communication), or three from the designated areas and one with an IDS or other appropriate designation. It is not necessary for the A.A. degree candidate to address the twelfth outcome (Depth of Knowledge).
Every student must complete the College Composition sequence with a passing grade.
Students are required to demonstrate competence in Quantitative Reasoning through the college assessment process or successful completion of a designated QR course.