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2020-2021 Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, A.S.

Program Description

The Liberal Studies Program is a flexible and broad-based general education curriculum providing students the opportunity to explore academic areas such as the social sciences, history, business, science, or the applied sciences. This Associate in Science degree will help enhance critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills, resulting in a well-rounded individual prepared either to enter the workforce or transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution. Students should select courses that are congruent with interests, transfer requirements, and career goals.

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

  • Communicate clearly orally and in writing;
  • Apply technological skills for the purpose of learning and research;
  • Use critical thinking to apply historical knowledge to contemporary social issues;
  • Use approaches from the social sciences to analyze the impact of human and social behaviors;
  • Explain ethical implications of everyday issues;
  • Utilize quantitative reasoning to solve problems.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 12

Total Program Credits: 60

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