May 25, 2022
Associate’s Degree: The Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies is a program of 64 credit hours. Its principal feature is accessibility to many courses within program guidelines that include a strong core of foundation courses and that allow students to study selected disciplines in-depth. Courses applicable to the General Concentration are available on campus and at off-campus Centers.
Several concentrations are available in addition to the General options. Each concentration is the result of interdisciplinary planning among faculty members. The aim of each is to provide workable guidelines for students interested in Business, Education, Creative Writing, or Social Science.
AALS students wishing to study a discipline in-depth should attend very early to the matter of course prerequisites for upper-level (300 or higher) courses.
AALS students wishing to move at a later date into a fouryear Bachelor’s program should arrange with their advisors to take as many courses satisfying the General Education Curriculum as possible during their progress toward the AALS degree. Then, if conditions allow the pursuit of the four-year degree, the transition will be smooth.
Liberal Studies General Requirements - 34-35 Credit Hours
Select 9 credits of Liberal Arts electives from the following:
Art, English, French, Russian, Spanish, or Philosophy
Select 9 credits of Math/Science electives from the following:
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Science
*Sci 100 can be used toward elective credit but cannot be used toward meeting the 9 credit Math/Science elective above.
Select 9 credits of Social Science electives from the following:
Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and/or Sociology
Select ONE of the following concentrations:
Business Administration Concentration - 30 Credit Hours
And select 12 credit hours of business electives at the 200 level or above:
Creative Writing Concentration - 30 Credit Hours
Complete the following:
And select ONE of the following for a total of 3 credit hours:
And complete a minimum of 21 credit hours from the following:
** Course may be taken twice for credit
General Concentration - Select 30 Credit Hours
Science & Mathematics Concentration - 30 Credit Hours
Select no fewer than 8 credit hours from the following Science courses:
Select no fewer than 8 credit hours from the following Math courses:
Select 14 credit hours or more of additional Science (Bio, Chy, Env, Gey, Phy, or Sci) or Mathematics courses at the 200 level or above:
Total credits required for degree: 64
- Minimum GPA average required for graduation: 2.00.
- Cumulative GPA required in courses in the General Requirements area: 2.00.