The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Liberal Arts is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. The degree program includes 45 credits of General Education courses plus elective courses for a minimum total of 64 credits. General Education courses must be selected from the official list of Approved General Education Courses. When selecting electives, students may take courses that interest them. The Liberal Arts degree can include no more than 6 credits of business courses.
- Humanities General Education (9 credits): Courses satisfying this requirements must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities courses (course type: GHUM).
- Social Science General Education (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
- History General Education (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education History courses (course type: GHIS). Selection should be based upon the requirements of the four-year institution.
- DIVERSITY (3 credits): Take one (1) Diversity course selected from the list of Approved General Education Diversity courses (course type GDIV).
- MATHEMATICS – SCIENCE – TECHNOLOGY (12 credits): Students must select one math course (course type: GMAT), one lab science course (course type: GSCL) and one technology course (course type: GTEC) and complete the 12 credit requirement with any additional math or science course from the list of Approved General Education Courses. Students may attempt to “test out” of the technology requirement. If successful, student must take an additional course(s) in math or science from the List of Approved General Education Courses.
- Electives (to total 64 or more credits): 19 credits Developmental courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement. The Liberal Arts degree can include no more than 6 credits of business courses. Specific Areas of Interest Available to A.A. in Liberal Arts Students: The Liberal Arts degree does not require an academic major. While attending OCC, students may begin to explore specific areas of interest that they may pursue at a four-year institution. Areas of interest include: Education, English, Exercise Science/Sports Medicine/Sports Management, Film Studies, Fine Arts, Health/Human Performance, History, Languages, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Speech and Theater and Women’s Studies.
CAREERS IN LIBERAL ARTS
- Art Instructor
- Fine Artist
- Historic Site Administrator or Guide
- Teacher of Languages
- Math Instructor
- School Psychologist
- Psychology Teacher
- Research Assistant
- Social Science Teacher
- Sociology Teacher
- Sports Administrator
- Corporate Sponsorship Director
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