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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Associate Degree Program affords the student a broad-based study in human culture, behavior and the sciences.  It is designed to provide the entry-level skills and knowledge for students who might later transfer to a four-year institution and specialize in the teaching profession.

Associate Degree

Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information regarding general education, unit, and scholarship requirements. Completion of the following program requirements, in addition to the general education and college requirements, qualifies the student for an associate degree.

A student may qualify for a liberal arts major by completing six (6) units of course work in three (3) of the following areas for a total of 18 units.  Units that satisfy one area cannot be used in another.

Art/Performing Arts/Music
Art 2B, 5A, 13A, 15A, 16A,16B, 42,52
Music 42, 52
Performing Arts 1, 3, 6, 14, 21, 35, 42A, 42B, 42C

English 1A, 1B, 21, 25A, 25B, 25C, 51A, 51B
Speech 1, 3, 4, 5, 51 

Natural & Life Science
Biology 10, 20, 24, 32, 35, 38, 52
Chemistry 1A, 2A, 1B, 2B, 5, 8, 9, 35
Crop Science 1
Geography 1
Geology 1, 3
Physics 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C
Physical Science 1
Soil Science 21

Humanities - Philosophy
History 4A, 4B
Humanities 1, 22
Philosophy 1, 2, 3

Foreign Language
FLSpanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 51, 52, 53, 54

Psychology - Sociology
Psychology 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Sociology 1, 2, 3

Social Science
Economics 1A, 1B
Geography 2A, 2B, 3, 18
History 17A, 17B
Political Science 1, 2
Psychology 1
Sociology 1 

Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they eventually wish to transfer should use the college catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining the first two years of their program.

ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.