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Liberal Arts

Degree Type: 

Associate of Arts Degree
Liberal Arts Associate of Arts Degree

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • Transfer
    Transfer Degree

The Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree, usually the Bachelor of Arts degree, in the liberal arts or social sciences, especially in the fields of economics, education, English, foreign languages, political science, history, humanities, international relations, journalism, literature, philosophy, pre-law, psychology, religion and sociology. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria. 

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Pre-law
  • Psychology

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
ITE 119 Information Literacy / 3 Credit Hours
Mathematics Electives
Foreign Language Electives
Literature Elective
Health or Physical Ed Elective
Social Science Electives
Science with Laboratory Electives
Humanities Electives

Additional Program Information: 

Graduation Requirement

Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate.  The Writing Intensive Course prerequisites are ENG 111 and ENG 112.  Approved Writing Intensive Courses (sections MUST be specified):  ENG 242, ENG 253, ENG 243, HUM 201/202, PHI 100, HIS 101, SOC 200, ART 101, CHM 242, CHM 244, CHM 260, BIO 256, ITE 182.


  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science w/Laboratory Electives can be found in the Liberal Arts Degree Requirements.
  • Foreign Language Elective:  Students may test for advanced placement into the second year of some foreign languages.  However if a student places out of a level of foreign language, the student does not earn college credit for that particular level.
  • Literature Elective:  Choose one course from the following options:  ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 253, 254, or 255.
  • Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the Humanities Elective requirement for this program.

Printable  Liberal Arts Degree Requirements.