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Liberal Arts AA

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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:

  • Solve problems through qualitative reasoning.
  • Conduct academic research in a specific field or fields.
  • Integrate information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines.
  • Present ideas to an intended audience or audiences through oral, written, and/or visual means.
  • Express the value of experiences, traditions, or belief systems that are different from their own.


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Degree Requirements

The Liberal Arts degree is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to tailor a degree to the student’s area of interest while meeting the degree requirements listed below.  Several concentrations are available and a semester-by-semester course plan of study for each is available through a degree map.  Work closely with an academic advisor and follow the degree map for your chosen field of study to complete the degree requirements for the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts. 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Humanities 6 Hours

See the General Education Requirements  page for the course list.

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

See the General Education Requirements  page for the course list.  One course must be a laboratory science (L).

General Education Recommended Electives 6 hours

Select courses from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives.  

General Education 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: 23

Controlled Electives 12 hours

Choose courses from at least four Liberal Arts & Sciences disciplines. See Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives  list.

Recommended Electives 11 hours

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

Total Credit Hours: 60

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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