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 Center. For more information contact an 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. A request for a waiver should be directed to the Dean of Professional Accreditation and Curriculum, if necessary, before issuing the required waiver form.

Only courses numbered 101 or above may be used to fulfill program requirements.

The LCCC document “Course Comparison Summaries” is available in Student Services to assist students enrolling at LCCC with courses equivalent to those offered at numerous colleges and universities in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

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

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Compstition 3
SDS 106 Liberal Arts First Year Seminar 1
Elective Physical Education 1
Elective* Mathematics 3-4
Elective Lab Science 4-5
Semester Total 15-17
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 111♦ 
Elective* Mathematics 3-4
Elective Social Science/Humanities
(101 or higher)
Elective◽ Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15-16
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective● Social Science/Humanities
(201 or higher)
Elective† Literature  3
Elective‡ Social Science 3
Elective# General Education 3
Elective◊ Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective❖ Social Science/Humanities/
Elective❖ Social Science/Humanities/
Elective Science 3-5
Elective○ Free Elective 3
Elective○ Free Elective 3
Semester Total 15-19
Credit Total 60

*MAT 105, 120, 150, 155, 160, 165, 170, 191, 196, 201, 230
(MAT 150 recommended).
+PSY 140 or SOC 150.
♦ Or CMN 105, CMN 112, CMN 120
◽HIS 123, HIS 124, HIS 130, HIS 131, GEO 110, GEO 115,
(PSC 130 recommended).
●200-level course that builds upon the 101 or higher level
course taken in the second semester.
†200-level courses only; ENG 225 and ENG 235 may not be
used to fulfill this requirement.
‡PSC 235, PSC/ECO 237 or ECO 201 recommended.
#Foreign language or ASL courses recommended; otherwise
200-level course.
◊ Any PHI prefix course, ART 101, ART 212, MUS 101 or
MUS 107.
200-level courses recommended.
200-level courses recommended or Studio Art courses.