The Liberal Studies Certificate provides a foundation in general education and communication courses. The Liberal Studies Certificate program allows students to develop an individualized course of study appropriate to their specific educational goals. The program meets and exceeds the State-mandated general education distribution requirements for Certificate programs. The Certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of no fewer than 30 credit hours of work selected from the various disciplines of the College.
Upon successful completion of the certificate requirements, the graduate will be able to:
Communicate clearly orally and in writing;
Implement critical-thinking and problem solving for the purpose of learning and research;
Apply knowledge from the humanities and social sciences to cultural or political or social issues.
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.
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.