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

Credit Hours

63

Required Courses

  • SDV 100: Orientation - 1 credits
  • ENG 111: College Composition I - 3 credits
  • ENG 112: College Composition II - 3 credits
  • ENG ___: Literature - 3 credits
  • HIS ___: HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I or HIS 111: History of World Civilization I or HIS 121: US History I - 3 credits
  • HIS ___: HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II or HIS 112: History of World Civilization II or HIS 122: US History II - 3 credits
  • MTH ___: Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
  • MTH ___: Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ 101: Foreign Language Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ 102: Foreign Language Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ 201: Foreign Language Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ 202: Foreign Language Elective - 3 credits
  • ITE 119: Information Literacy - 3 credits
  • HLT/PED: Health or Physical Education Elective - 1 credits
  • ___ ___: Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Transfer Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Social Science Elective - 3 credits
  • ___ ___: Science w/Laboratory Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Science w/Laboratory Elective - 4 credits
  • ___ ___: Humanities Elective - 3 credits

Admissions Requirements

There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

Additional 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.

Graduation Requirement

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.

Electives

  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, and Science w/Laboratory Electives can be found on the requirements sheet.
  • 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.