Associate in Arts Degree with a major in Liberal Arts

The Associate in Arts degree with a specialization in Liberal Arts is designed for the student who wishes to explore various disciplines. At the completion of the Associate in Arts program, the student may pursue a major leading to a Baccalaureate degree in her chosen field and/or she may enter a career which utilizes the benefits from her interdisciplinary program. For transfer to the Baccalaureate program on the Chalon campus, the student should consult her advisor regarding General Studies requirements. Requirements for admission into the Liberal Arts program are the same as those for admission into the Associate degree program.

The Liberal Arts Program requirements include:

Art or Music

(3)

English 6AB/1AB

(3,3)

History/Political Science/Economics

(3)

Intro to College Studies

(1)

Literature

(3)

Mathematics

(3)

Outreach

(1)

P.E./Wellness

(1)

Philosophy

(3)

Psychology

(3)

Religious Studies

(6)

Science

(3)

Sociology

(3)

Speech

(2)

*Modern Language

(8)

*Students may take placement exams offered by MSMC's Language and CultureDepartment in Spanish or French to fulfill the requirement. Successful completion will waive the Modern Language Requirement but no units will be awarded.

The student must complete all Liberal Arts requirements with a grade of C- or better (except for English classes where grades must be C or better).

Total units in the Liberal Arts Program: 49

Plus additional General Studies requirements and electives totaling 60 semester units.

Required Courses

Students interested in pursuing the following majors in the Baccalaureate program may declare an emphasis and are required to take these courses.

English

PHI 5 or 10

Political Science

POL 1 & 2

Psychology

BIO 5

PHI 10

PSY 1

PSY 12

History

HIS 1A & 1B

Recommended Courses

Students interested in pursuing the following majors in the Baccalaureate program can declare an emphasis and are recommended to take these courses.

English

HIS 1A & 1B

Liberal Studies

ART 2 or ART 5

BIO 5 & 10

MTH 50 & 51

MUS 6

PHI 10

POL 1

PSY 12

RST 61

Psychology

PSY 40

Gerontology

SOC 13

SOC 30

SOC 49

SOC 94

Film and Social Justice

SOC 5

SOC 30

SOC 96

RST 45

Languages

SPA 1/ SPA 2/ SPA 3 or 3A/ SPA 4

or SPA 27 & SPA 44

FRE 1/ FRE 2/ FRE 3/ FRE 4

JPN 1 & JPN 2