The Liberal Arts curriculum has a dual purpose. The courses provide students subject matter enabling them to transfer to a four-year college or university, but the curriculum is also designed to provide general education for those who desire it.
Requirements are listed on the following pages for programs granting Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. The Associate in Arts requirements are designed to give students a balanced distribution of courses in English, humanities and social sciences. The Associate in Science requirements are designed to give a student a balance between mathematics and laboratory sciences. These programs have been formulated to ensure a maximum level of acceptance for the transfer student regardless of the program for which he/she applies at a four-year institution.
Students interested in a flexible exploratory course of study and the option of a self-structured curriculum may pursue Liberal Arts-General Studies. This program offers the student a course of study leading to an Associate in Science degree and an opportunity to experience courses in other curricula.
Natural Science curriculum is a liberal arts concentration designed to provide the first two years of a bachelor's degree program. Biology, chemistry and physics lectures and laboratories are conducted in small classes under the direction of faculty who have indicated and demonstrated that teaching is their primary concern.
Graduates generally continue their studies in the sciences, physical therapy, pharmacy and other health specialties requiring a baccalaureate degree. Some will become physicians, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors and other health professionals.
Because requirements vary greatly for different baccalaureate degree programs at different institutions, it is extremely important for students to be aware of the course requirements of the college of intended transfer. Close contact with faculty advisers at their future college will ensure individually tailored programs designed to enhance flexibility and transferability.
Physics, Math III