The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum is designed to provide the first two years of education for students planning to transfer to a four-year program leading to a bachelor degree. Students in the Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Humanities curriculum will have an educational background that prepares them for such professional careers as law, medicine, and education. Required courses, together with careful selection of electives, give students broadly applicable knowledge in English, mathematics, science, humanities, and the social sciences, as well as course concentration appropriate to individual needs.
Students should select the Liberal Arts and Sciences AA Humanities program if they contemplate majors requiring a strong foundation in English, literature, philosophy, languages, or the humanities in general.
Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission
CURRICULUM FOR HUMANITIES OPTION
SUNY Curriculum Code: 1120
SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. See additional notes below, and consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.
A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 61
Major Courses Required - 24 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|COMM 100||Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL/LITR Electives 1||9|
General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 25-29 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|ENGL ___||Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 2||3|
|MATH ___||Contemporary Math or higher 3||3|
|UNIV ___||UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar or UNIV 101 Student Success by advisement||1-3|
|Social Science Electives5||12|
Unrestricted Electives by Advisement6
1 Six credits must be in 200-level or higher courses.
2 English is by placement according to competency.
3 Mathematics is by placement according to competency.
4 Students must take a minimum of one laboratory science.
5 Students must take a minimum of 3 credits of behavioral and 3 credits of non-behavioral social science courses. Behavioral social sciences include anthropology, human geography, psychology, and sociology. Non-behavioral social sciences include criminal justice, economics, government, and history.
6 The number of Unrestricted Elective credits will vary depending on the number of credits earned in the other areas. A student must work closely with their advisor to determine the number of Unrestricted Electives needed to graduate.
Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. program (Humanities Option)should be able to:
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