Liberal Arts

This degree is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program

Liberal Arts

Area of Interest

Program Dean

Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division

Program

Associate of Arts Degree

Credit Hours

63

Program Information

The associate of arts in liberal arts degree program is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program, 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.

The following high school units or equivalent are recommended: four units of English, two units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, one unit of history, and at least two units of a foreign language. Students with deficiencies in reading, writing or math will be required to take developmental studies.

Program Requirements: This curriculum consists of courses in the humanities (including a foreign language), natural sciences, and social sciences that are usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate liberal arts curriculum. The student is urged to become familiar with the requirements of the major department in the institution to which transfer is contemplated. The student is also urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to determine the proper mathematics courses to be taken at PVCC. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of arts in liberal arts degree.

Transfer Information

PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

Graduation Requirements

Students entering all transfer degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved Writing Intensive Courses are specified with a "WI" section designation.

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.