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Liberal Arts A.A. Degree
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Program  Advisor: Maura Delaney, 413-236-4684  

The Liberal Arts program closely parallels the studies of freshmen and sophomores at colleges offering liberal arts baccalaureate degrees.  Graduates of this program regularly transfer with junior status and have gone to some of the most prestigious colleges in the country.

This program is suited to students who are not yet certain of their future majors, as it allows them to make academic and career decisions after taking a wide sampling of courses. The program's flexibility also permits   students who have already chosen a transfer college to select courses which fit the transfer requirements of their future institutions.

Through BCC's system of academic advising, "pre-majors," such as education, history and psychology, may be pursued by careful course selection.

Related majors at the baccalaureate level: anthropology, area  studies, behavioral and social sciences, communications, economics, education, English, foreign languages, general studies, liberal arts,  geography, geology, history, linguistics, mathematics, media, music, nursing, peace studies, philosophy, physical  education, physics, psychology, radio and television, science, and theatre arts.

This is a MassTransfer eligible program.         

Expected Outcomes  

    

Graduates of this program should be able to:  

  • demonstrate competency as measured by the BCC general education core competencies.         

Graduation Requirements  

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete the 62 program and general education credits, plus the additional requirements, shown below.  

Program

27 Credits  

ENG    Literature     6   
   Free Electives    21  

General Education

  

35 Credits    

COM    Communication    3   
ENG English Composition/Writing        

HIS 113  

Western Civilization I 

3  

HIS 114      Western Civilization II  3    
MAT   Mathematics   3  
Behavioral and Social Science  6  

          

Environmental Studies (see footnote 1)  

1        

          

Humanities and Fine Arts     

3     

          

Natural or Physical Science (see footnote 1)     

7     

Additional     

 As Shown     

          

Core Competencies Portfolio     

6 Items     

          

Forum     

12 Units     

          

Health/Fitness     

30 Hours     

          

Minimum Cumulative Average     

2.000     

  
Suggested block for program completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two    years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to  each student's individual needs.     

 First Semester     

     16 Credits     

          

     Free Elective     

     3     

ENG     

     English Composition/Writing     

     3     

HIS 113     

     Western Civilization to 1500     

     3     

MAT     

     Mathematics     

     3     

          

     Natural or Physical Science (see footnote 1)     

     4     

 Second Semester     

     16 Credits     

          

     Free Electives     

     6     

ENG     

     English Composition/Writing     

     3     

HIS 114     

     Western Civilization Since 1500     

     3     

          

     Environmental Studies (see footnote 1)     

     1     

          

     Natural or Physical Science (see footnote 1)     

     3     

Third Semester     

     15 Credits     

ENG     

     Literature     

     3     

          

     Free Elective     

     3     

COM     

     Communication     

     3     

          

     Behavioral and Social Science     

     3     

          

     Humanities and Fine Arts     

     3     

Fourth Semester     

     15 Credits     

ENG     

     Literature     

     3     

          

     Free Electives     

     9     

          

     Behavioral and Social Science     

     3     

 Footnote    

 1. The Natural or Physical Science requirement must be fulfilled by one four-credit laboratory science and one three-credit non-laboratory science or by two four-credit laboratory sciences. Completion of an environmentally focused laboratory science, such as BIO 109, BIO 110, ENV 101, ENV 102, fulfills both the Natural or Physical Science and the Environmental Studies requirements.