Liberal Arts Degree


Liberal Arts Degree

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This Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program offers the equivalent of the first two years in a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program.  In this flexible program, students select courses based on the requirements of the four-year college to which they plan to transfer.  Working with an advisor, students design a program that best meets their future plans.  It is recommended that students identify the college to which they plan to transfer and discuss a transfer plan with their advisor as soon as possible. 

Upon completion of the program, students have an academic background sufficient to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. The program provides a foundation for the acquisition of skills and abilities essential for jobs requiring a broader base of arts and sciences.

Students may start this degree program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Graduates of the program must master four general outcomes designed to prepare them to perform competently and confidently in a rapidly changing world. Four of these outcomes involve their ability to:

  • communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally;
  • explore diverse ideas and emotions, as expressed through the disciplines, to evaluate the effect of historical trends, events, institutions and social systems as applied to the Liberal Arts;
  • perform mathematical operations basic to functioning in present and future disciplines or occupations and to prepare for further education;
  • demonstrate scientific thought both quantitatively and qualitatively by learning to recognize and formulate questions for analysis of human and technical problems.

Program available in Berlin, Littleton, and North Conway.

Liberal Arts categories

Associate in Arts Degree

Course Requirements Credits
Academic Readiness 1
College Composition 4
English Elective 3-4
Humanities/Fine Arts/Language 9
Lab Science 7-8
Liberal Arts Electives 12-15
Mathematics 6-8
Open Electives 9
Social Science 9
Total Minimum 60 credits


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