December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Liberal Arts and Sciences (A.S.)

Provides a comprehensive two-year undergraduate education designed to meet the needs of those who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in an area of liberal arts and sciences, or who wish to explore an area of intellectual interest. The electives in the program allow students to develop concentrations in such fields as the fine arts, English, history, languages, science, mathematics, philosophy, or social sciences.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:

  1. analyze, synthesize, and manipulate new information, ideas, and language in their historical and cultural contexts.
  2. present ideas in oral, written, and visual form in a variety of contexts and formats appropriate to their audience and purpose.
  3. demonstrate an ability to use systematic, logical, and critical processes to identify and research problems and to propose/evaluate alternative solutions.
  4. identify, locate, evaluate, and use electronic, print and/or media information services.
  5. demonstrate awareness of a range of theoretical, cultural, and/or philosophical views related to an issue in the liberal arts and sciences.
  6. identify aesthetic elements in literature and the arts, and draw appropriate inferences about the artistic product and the environment in which it was produced.
  7. identify a range of intellectual and/or artistic contributions to human knowledge and life.
  8. analyze and apply numerical concepts in varied contexts.
  9. demonstrate an ability to use cognitive skills and problem-solving techniques to analyze data and scientific information.

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First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
  Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*) 3
  Mathematics Elective (a)(b) (from MAT*135  
or above)
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Second Semester
ENG*103 Composition II (a) 3
  General Elective 3
  History Elective (b) 3
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective (a) 3
  Mathematics Elective (a)(b) (from MAT*141  
or above)
Third Semester
PHL* Directed Philosophy Elective (a) (from any PHL* course) 3
  General Elective 3
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective (d) 3
  Science Elective (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Fourth Semester
COM* Directed Communications Elective (a) (from COM*101/172/173) 3
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective (d) 3
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective (d) 3
Lab Science (b)
  (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*)  
  Literature Elective (a)(b) 3

IMPORTANT: At least two courses in this program must be at the 200-level.
(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
(d) To be selected from ANT*, ART*, AST*, BIO*, CHE*, COM*, CSC*, EAS*, ECN*, ENG*101 and above, ESL*143 or above,
EVS*, FRE*, GEO, HIS*, ITA*, LAT*, LIN*, MAT*135 and above, MET*, MUS*, NMC*, OCE*, PHL*, PLH*, POL*, PSY*,
RUS*, SOC*, SPA*, and THR*.
NOTES: 1.) Students planning to transfer to a college offering a four-year liberal arts degree should check with that college
regarding foreign language and transfer requirements.

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