Liberal Arts & Science
A broad liberal arts foundation for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution.
What will you learn?
This program meets the freshman and sophomore requirements of most four-year colleges and universities.
Suggested for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and who contemplate a major within the liberal arts and sciences. Also excellent preparation for the workplace, civic engagement, and a successful, meaningful life in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and interconnected world.
Students will choose from a broad range of courses across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and will be challenged by free inquiry and intellectual rigor. Students will examine assumptions, frame searching questions, and consider great ideas from a variety of academic and cultural perspectives.
The program strives to produce life long learners who can think critically; have the ability to locate, evaluate and utilize information; communicate eff ectively; have an intellectual awareness of the enriching aspects of cultural pluralism and diversity; and have the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations.
What will you do?
Continue your education at a four-year college or university, or enter the workforce! This program lays the foundation for a wide array of career options. Explore your options at HCC's Advising, Career & Transfer Center or at What Can I Do With This Major?
60-61 total credits
35-36 credits General Education Requirements + 19 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
Choose any courses with the following prefixes:
ANT, ART, ASL, AST, BIO, CHM, COM, CRJ,
DFS, DVD, ECN, EGR, EMS, ENG, ENV, ESC,
ESL, FRH, FRS, GEO, GER, GRT, HIS, HON,
HSV, HUM, MTH, MUS, PHI, PHS, POL, PSY,
SEM, SOC, SPA, SSN, SUS, THE, WST
A minimum of 6 credit hours of an Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) is a requirement for graduation for students enrolled in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program. Courses that fulfill this requirement can be Learning Communities, courses that require Service Learning and Honors courses. Other courses may apply. (Note: These 6 credits are not in addition to the total credits. ILE courses can also satisfy the General Education and Program Requirements)
Choose any courses listed in the catalog sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirements.
Only six non-Arts and Science credits may be taken towards an A.A. degree.
Select from any course with the following prefix:
Humanities: ART, ASL, COM, EMS, DFS, ESL, ENG, FRH, GER, HIS (for MassTransfer), HON, HUM, MUS, PHI, SPA, SPE, THE.
Social Sciences: ANT, DVD, ECN, GEO, GRT, HSV, HIS (HCC only - counted as Humanities for Transfer Compact and MassTransfer), POL, PSY, SOC, SSN, WST.
Lab Sciences: AST, BIO, CHM, ENV, ESC, FRS, PHS, PSC, SEM, SUS.
Miscellaneous: EGR, ENV, MTH.
Interdisciplinary Learning Community courses are highly recommended. Some baccalaureate programs require a Foreign Language. Check with the transfer counselor to find out if yours does.