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Liberal Arts (A.A.)

This program provides a broad background in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. It, in conjunction with early advising from four-year institutions, provides a good transfer program.

Program Outcomes:

The Liberal Arts program provides a broad background in humanitites, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. Upon completion of a liberal arts associates’s degress, graduates are able to:

  • Reason quantitatively;
  • Communicate clearly both through speaking and writing;
  • Think critically and creatively;
  • Work in groups;
  • Apply information literacy to inquriy-based learning;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of human cultures;
  • Express knowledge of the natural world;
  • Possess an academic foundation for transfer to four year institutions of higher education; and
  • Understand civic responsibility.

Transfer Opportunities:

The curriculum is specifically designed to fulfill general education requirements typically required by four-year institutions. This degree provides a good framework for the maximum transferability of courses. Students transfer successfully to the Connecticut State Universities and are able to utilize transfer equivalencies and advising resources. The transfer counselor can always be consulted when transferring.

Employment Information:

The Associate Degree gained from either General Studies or Liberal Arts may lead to advancement of employment as well as an increase in earnings.

As of the Fall 2023 semester, the Community Colleges will merge and become Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

Please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly.

Liberal Arts & Sciences, AA (LASC-AA)

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This is primarily a transfer degree for students interested in completing General Education core courses and transferring to a Baccalaureate institution.

Program Coordinator

Fredric Stefanowicz