Liberal Arts

Program Overview

The Associate Degree in Liberal Arts is designed for students who wish to have a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis.” The curriculum in liberal arts allows students to develop an appreciation of the beauty and values that have shaped and enriched our culture. In addition, the Liberal Arts Transfer Option curriculum can also prepare students to transfer to four year institutions.

Non Transfer Option 

The graduate of the AA program in liberal arts (non transfer) will:

  • Complete Allan Hancock College AA degree General Education, Graduation and Proficiency Requirements 21-30 units.
  • Complete 18 units in one “Area of Emphasis” from those listed below.
  • Complete a total of 60 associate degree applicable units.

Transfer Option 

The graduate of the AA program in liberal arts (transfer) will:

  • Complete either option A or B below for the general education pattern which relates to your educational goal. Students should consult with a counselor to determine which general education pattern is appropriate.
  • Complete 18 units in one “Area of Emphasis” from those listed below.
  • Complete a total of 60 associate degree applicable units.

General Education Patterns

A. California State University Education/Breadth (CSU GE) 39-40 units
B. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 34-37 units

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