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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

This program is structured to provide a knowledge base in languages and literature, the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the sciences which lay a diversified foundation for students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution. The program is also designed to accommodate students who wish to complete their liberal arts education with an Associate Degree. The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts provides opportunities to develop self-understanding, global awareness, and critical thinking skills. Students may select the general option or choose one of the specialized options: Anthropology, Communications/Broadcasting, Communication/Journalism, Dramatic Arts, Elementary/Secondary Education, English, History, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sociology. Law, government service, medicine, publishing, and teaching are only a few of the possibilities open to Liberal Arts graduates, because of the broad foundation achieved upon graduation.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

■ Communicate clearly in both oral and written form.

■ Demonstrate skill in critical thinking, problem-solving, and research.

■ Understand basic vocabulary, facts and concepts of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

■ Examine the values in one’s personal life and society.

■ Understand the basics of a foreign language.



Transfer Options

The Liberal Arts AA at SCCC is designed for students who wish to transfer into 4-year Bachelor of Ars programs. In September 2008, the governor and state legislature created a law that established a statewide transfer agreement for students transferring with a degree from a New Jersey community college to a New Jersey public four-year college or university. Students can now seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or from a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities. Our Counseling & Advising Center can help you with transfer questions. More information on this opportunity is available at njtransfer.org.