Undecided, exploring options, or simply needing to fulfill requirements for transfer? No problem. That is the basis of higher education and where a degree in Liberal Arts excels.
Why Choose a Concentration in Liberal Arts?
Garrett College’s Liberal Arts program is ideal for students interested in English, journalism, history, philosophy, languages, or pre-law. The liberal arts program gives students the background they need to be successful at a four-year college or university in a wide range of the arts and sciences.
Students begin their educational studies at Garrett College earning an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Arts and Sciences, then transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Garrett College awards an Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree to graduates of the Liberal Arts concentration.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate oral and written skills that will enable them to communicate effectively in academic and business settings.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to make informed, logical choices about issues brought forth from readings and discussions about history, literature, science, religion, social diversity, politics, and the environment.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method of inquiry and demonstrate the ability to engage in numerical analysis.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of print and electronic sources for research, communication, and practical application, and to effectively collect, organize, and synthesize this information to display meaningful results.
Students in the Liberal Arts gain a broad range of knowledge in the following areas:
- English (Language and Literature)
- Foreign Languages
Garrett's Liberal Arts program prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a career in any of the following general or specialty fields:
- Public Relations
Liberal Arts concentration
Arts & Sciences A.A. Degree
Total Credit Hours Required 60
Institutional Requirement (1 credit)
- FYE101 First Year Experience 1
GER Required Credits (31 credits)
Comp I—Expos Writing
Min. C grade required
Arts and Humanities
- COM101 Intro to Communication 3
- GER Literature CourseG 3
- GER Humanities CourseG 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- GER Two (2) Soc & Behavioral Science CoursesG 6
Two (2) Science CoursesG
(at least one must be a lab course) 7
- GER Mathematics CourseG 3
- GER Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues CourseG 3
Concentration Courses (12 credits)
- COM105 Media and Society 3
- Foreign Language 3
- HIS112 American History since 1865 3
- HIS121 Contemporary World History 3
Electives (16 credits)
Choose additional courses in area of focus after consultation with advisor. Areas of focus may be ART, ENG, HIS, JRN, MUS, PHL, THE, POL. Second course in Foreign Language is recommended.
G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.