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  Sep 24, 2017
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Liberal Arts Associate in Arts Degree

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Program Description

A Liberal Arts degree cultivates in students practices of critical thinking that integrate knowledge of history, language arts, philosophy, visual and performing arts, religious studies, and social sciences into a coherent, but adaptable perspective.  Students acquire a broad-based education to become proficient readers, writers, speakers, and problem solvers.  They are prepared for both further study in these fields and careers that call for creative/innovative thinking, effective communication, sound interpersonal skills, and flexibility.  Studying the Liberal Arts also kindles a deep, lasting commitment to life-long learning, personal growth, cultural diversity, civic engagement, and ethical living.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Communicate and/or conduct academic research in specific fields.
  • Use qualitative/quantitative reasoning to solve problems.
  • Use oral, written, and visual communication to express themselves effectively and present ideas to an intended audience.
  • Display respect for values, experiences, and belief systems that are different from their own.
  • Evaluate information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines.  
  • Evaluate your own ethics and traditions in relation to those of other people.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Liberal Arts Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 31

Humanities 6 Hours

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

Required Electives 3 hours

  • Select three (3) credit hours from courses in Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre), Foreign Language, Psychology, or Social Sciences.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 29-30

Choose one of the two areas of emphasis below:

1) General Emphasis 23 Hours

Controlled Electives 12 hours

Recommended Electives 11 hours

  • Recommended Electives may be selected from any courses except Physical Education (PHED) activity courses.

2) Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Emphasis 24 hours

Students who complete this area of emphasis may apply for an institutional certificate of completion from the School of Liberal Arts & Communication.

Foreign Language 6 hours

Two (2) semesters of the same foreign language

Integrative Courses 6 hours

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Physical Education activity classes do not count toward the graduation requirements for this degree.

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