LIBERAL STUDIES (formerly INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND SCIENCES)
Associate of Arts Degree
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed to provide a broad-based interdisciplinary education to prepare students who want to pursue a four-year degree. Courses include core subjects such as English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, the Arts, and languages.
An Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies can open the door for further educational opportunities, or allow you to enter the workforce armed with a broad educational base.
The GCC Advantage
Most of the courses in GCC's Liberal Studies program will transfer to four-year institutions. In this way, you can earn your AA in Liberal Studies here at GCC, and then transfer to the four-year institution of your choice to pursue further higher educational opportunities.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate an ability to connect knowledge of human culture and the natural world to a variety of disciplines and perspectives.
Demonstrate effective reasoning, problem solving, critical thinking, and creative achievement, and an inclination to life-long inquiry and the pursuit of learning.
Identify and articulate the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and social qualities essential for leadership in a changing global community through awareness and respect for cultures diverse in thought, values, and beliefs.
The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program aims to provide students with the means to engage in critical insight, reasoning, mature judgment, and independent thinking; awakens students to a sense of the importance of values, self-awareness, and responsibility; and prepares students for scholarly excellence.
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.