Program At a Glance
Students who gain broad knowledge and skill sets from their majors actually have more career options than their peers majoring in more specialized fields.
A. S. Liberal Studies
For the student in search of a broad education rather than for training in a particular occupation, the Liberal Studies path offers a rewarding degree program. A Liberal Studies degree prepares students for many kinds of careers because the coursework gives them skills, knowledge, and perspectives needed to succeed. The program consists of two years of studies in the different branches of Social Science, Humanities and Fine Arts. After graduating with this degree, a student is better prepared to enter the work force or transfer into a bachelor’s degree program for further studies.
The Associates of Science in Liberal Studies is the foundation for many college majors and for the Bachelor’s degree. The value of a liberal arts education is multi-faceted. It signals to employers that, as a degree holder, you have advanced skills in communication, critical thinking, group dynamics and awareness and an appreciation of other cultures, which all are vital to success in today’s workplace. You will learn how to think, collaborate, create, problem solve, communicate and lead. You will become more marketable. You will be more adaptable.
We believe that a good education empowers people and that empowered individuals promote positive social change. We want our students to acquire academic skills along with increased self-awareness. The department offers a variety of courses designed to spark imagination, creativity, and curiosity. The Liberal Studies program is also strongly committed to integrating divergent viewpoints into all classes. Liberal Studies majors graduate with a better understanding of themselves, their community, and their place in the world.
The Associate of Science in Liberal Studies is designed to enable a student to transfer to a four-year college/university, this degree emphasizes student completion of 34 hours of general education, 24 hours in two areas of concentration (in two disciplines), and 3 hours of free electives, and I credit hour of University Studies (LIBR 150). Students interested in the Liberal Studies degree may choose to pursue one of three paths: