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:
General Education Course Distribution
For students entering Fall 2016 and later: To earn an A.A. or A.S., students must complete EN102, one QR course, Ideas I (FYS), and one course in each of the remaining Thematic Areas (Art Lit, Social Systems, and Scientific Understanding).
For students entering prior to Fall 2016: The Associate degree student take courses in 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.
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.