Liberal Arts A.A. (LIBA)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Liberal Arts degree program fosters strong thinking skills towards a dually purposed goal: to prepare students to be active citizens in a strong democracy and to develop the intellectual skills that employers desire. Students will take up study in a diversity of courses that provide, in addition to these skills, a foundational set of knowledge that forms a strong basis for further academic study.

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

  • demonstrate creativity and critical thinking.
  • analyze intricate problems involving unclear possibilities.
  • employ effective methods of research.
  • effectively use written and oral communication skills.
  • develop and apply problem-solving skills.
  • interpret how systems work in the natural world.
  • evaluate ethical aspects of decision-making.

Students intending to transfer and major in a particular discipline, such as English, history, political science or sociology, should seek advisement from their academic
advisor and from faculty in that field.

Students should consult the catalog of the four-year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met. Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer and University Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

An exception to the physical education requirement is available for students who have a physician complete an official LCCC medical waiver form. Waivers are granted solely on the basis that a physical limitation makes even very moderate activity non-beneficial to the participant. Waiver forms must be completed at least one full semester prior to the student’s graduation. Request for a waiver should be directed to the Associate Dean of Professional Accreditation and Curriculum.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.