Aug 23, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Online Catalog

Liberal Arts, A.A.



Program Description


The Liberal Arts program is a flexible, transfer-oriented curriculum for students who want to complete a broad-based liberal arts foundation before majoring in a particular discipline. Traditionally, the Liberal Arts include language, philosophy, literature, history, and the physical sciences. The Liberal Arts program is designed to meet the core requirements of most four-year liberal arts colleges, offering a wide range of program options that allow for specialization during the first two years of college. Besides being a basis for many other programs, it is the center of several programs which serve as Liberal Arts options: American Studies, Early Childhood Elementary Education, Education, Graphic Design,Theater Arts, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Arts. It is an ideal preparation for a well-rounded general education, allowing students to experience various academic disciplines before settling on a major after transfer.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly orally and in writing;
  • Employ the creative process to find meaning in global, local, and personal challenges and concepts;
  • Use critical thinking to apply historical and literary concepts to contemporary social and cultural issues;
  • Apply approaches from the liberal arts to expose the meaning of the human experience;
  • Explain ethical implications of everyday issues;
  • Utilize the skills of reasoning and analysis to solve problems.

After Union County College


Graduates of this program receive a broad-based education that allows them to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in Literature, the Social Sciences, Mathematics, and the exact Sciences. For many professions, such as Teaching, Law, Government Service and Social Work, this background is essential.

Recommended Sequence


First Year


Fall Semester


Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 16

Second Year


Fall Semester


Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester


  • Liberal Arts Elective 3 credit hours
  • Liberal Arts Elective (200 Level) 3 credit hours
  • Liberal Arts Elective (200 Level) 3 credit hours
  • Diversity Gen Ed Requirement  3 credit hours
Semester Total: 12

Total Program Credits: 60


Electives in Liberal Arts – Choose a three-credit course from the following course alphas: ARB, AST, BIO, CHE, CHN, COM, ECO, ENG, FIA, FRE, GEO, GER, GEY, GOV, HIS, ITA, MAT, MTR, PHI, PHY, PSY, SOC, SPA.

Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information