Liberal Arts Studies

The Liberal Arts Studies program includes a broad range of electives which allows students to tailor the program to meet their individual needs. The student with specific career goals may, through selection of electives, design a program to meet specific vocational objectives. The student who plans to transfer into a program in a four-year college, the prerequisites of which are not adequately met in any other program, may tailor the program to meet these requirements.

The program is also offered for those students who do not intend to continue formal studies after the completion of the Associate Degree, but who desire the opportunity to explore occupational courses through electives in such areas as Business Administration or other career path.

Liberal Arts Transfer

The Liberal Arts Transfer programs are designed primarily for those students who plan to transfer, with junior year standing, to a four-year Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Degree Program. The Liberal Arts Transfer Program provides the student with a broad cultural background in the humanities, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences. This background prepares the student for eventual entry into graduate-level programs in education, law, and medicine, as well as the humanities or the sciences.

Although this program requires a distribution of liberal arts courses, it also allows the student to concentrate in either the humanities, the natural sciences, mathematics, or the social sciences. As there are variations in the graduation requirements of different four-year institutions, students should select electives within this program that comply with the requirements of the programs into which they wish to transfer.

The Associate of Arts Degree is awarded to students who complete this program. The minimum distribution requirements for this degree are at least 14 credits in mathematics and science, 12 credits in social science, and 15 credits in the humanities with a total of 62 credits being necessary for graduation.


  • # MassTransfer eligible program
  • * Selective admissions program
  • ^ Not Financial Aid Eligible