Liberal Arts & Sciences, Associate in Arts Degree

This curriculum is designed for students who wish to transfer to a liberal arts program at a four-year institution. It consists of a broad program of general knowledge in the humanities and contains a science option for those students wishing to focus more intently in the sciences. Students should choose electives with consideration toward their intended field of specialization. Learn More About This Program >

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Read, write and communicate analytically in forms that involve and document outside sources.
  2. Understand the major literary, artistic and philosophical features of western and non-western cultures.
  3. Define the concept and function of culture.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the major developments in western civilization.
  5. Understand world events in terms of social scientific theories and paradigms.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to conduct meaningful research.
  7. Use mathematical tools and technology to create mathematical models.
  8. Analyze and solve problems numerically, graphically and symbolically.
  9. Use appropriate techniques to gather and analyze data.
  10. Apply the scientific method to solving problems.
  11. Understand and apply scientific principles.
  12. Work with others, including culturally and intellectually diverse peoples; think critically; and gain an appreciation for life-long learning.
  13. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level.

Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.

Degree Requirements

Liberal Arts & Sciences – Associate Degree
Transfer-Oriented Program
(2017-18 Catalog)

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First Semester (Fall) - 15 creditscreditsPrerequisite?
ENG*101, Composition (or ENG*101E or ENG*101-ALP)Gen Ed:
Written Communication
3Yes
General Education Requirement:
Aesthetic Dimensions Elective
Gen Ed:
Aesthetic Dimensions
3See course description
General Education Requirement:
Historical Knowledge Elective
Gen Ed:
Historical Knowlege
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
Program Requirement3See course description
Foreign Language Elective (1 of 2)3See course description
Second Semester (Spring) - 15-17 creditscreditsprerequisite?
ENG*102, Literature & CompositionGen Ed:
Written Communication II
3Yes
Program Requirement:
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy Elective
Gen Ed:
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy
3See course description
General Education Requirement (1 of 3):
One course selected from any of these competencies: Aesthetic Dimensions, Historical Knowledge, Oral Communication, Scientific Knowledge, Scientific Reasoning, Social Phenomena, or Written Communication
3 or 4See course description
General Education Requirement:
Quantitative Reasoning Elective - Transfer Oriented Programs (above MAT*137)
3 or 4See course description
Foreign Language Elective (2 of 2)3See course description
Third Semester (Fall) - 15-17 creditscreditsprerequisite?
General Education Requirement:
Science Elective (1 of 2; one must be with a lab) - Choose one course, from one of the following competencies:
Scientific Knowledge & Understanding
OR
Scientific Reasoning
3 or 4See course description
General Education Requirement:
Social Phenomena Elective (1 of 2)
Gen Ed:
Social Phenomena
3See course description
Program Requirement:
Oral Communication Elective
3See course description
General Education Requirement (2 of 3):
One course selected from any of these competencies: Aesthetic Dimensions, Historical Knowledge, Oral Communication, Scientific Knowledge, Scientific Reasoning, Social Phenomena, or Written Communication
3 or 4See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Fourth Semester (Spring) - 12-17 creditscreditsprerequisite?
General Education Requirement (3 of 3):
One course selected from any of these competencies: Aesthetic Dimensions, Historical Knowledge, Oral Communication, Scientific Knowledge, Scientific Reasoning, Social Phenomena, or Written Communication
3 or 4See course description
General Education Requirement:
Science Elective (2 of 2; one must be with a lab) - Choose one course, from one of the following competencies:
Scientific Knowledge & Understanding
OR
Scientific Reasoning
3 or 4See course description
General Education Requirement:
Social Phenomena Elective (2 of 2)
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Open Elective -- only if necessary to complete at least 60 credits total toward degree program
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Total Program:min. 60

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