Sep 25, 2023
PROGRAM CODE: 01044
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: TBD
The Liberal Arts AA degree provides a foundation in general studies through exploration of an array of subject areas under liberal arts and sciences. Concentrations provide students opportunity to focus in a specific area. Courses promote development and application of effective communication skills, quantitative and scientific reasoning, critical thinking and analysis, and applying knowledge of human cultures, language and the natural world to issues experienced across diverse communities. The degree provides opportunity for transfer to baccalaureate programs.
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Degree Map for Liberal Arts, A.A. - General Concentration
Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation.
To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map.
Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts degree program requirements, graduates will:
- demonstrate and apply ethical judgment to real-world problems and issues while recognizing multiple perspectives.
- apply Knowledge of human cultures, language, or the natural world to problems and issues experienced across diverse communities.
- produce or analyze creative works according to a field or discipline’s vocabulary and theory, using relevant techniques and processes, and in response to best practices.
English and Math proficient as determined by the CUNY Proficiency Index, unless otherwise exempt, or successful completion of any required developmental course(s).
Civic Engagement Experiences:
One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.
Required Core (4 Courses, 12 Credits):
When Required Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
*Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Flexible Core (6 Courses, 18 Credits):
When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category they are strongly suggested and/or required for the major
One course from each Group A to E. and one (1) additional course from any Group.
No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Course
Note: You may elect to take a math or science course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirements and the 4th credit as an elective.
Major Requirements (9 Courses, 27 Credits):
No more than four (4) of the following nine (9) courses may also satisfy a CUNY Flexible Core requirement:
- Arts 3 Credit(s) or
- Media and Film Studies 3 Credit(s) or
- Music 3 Credit(s) or
- Theatre 3 Credit(s)
- Speech 3 Credit(s)
- Literature 3 Credit(s)
- Philosophy 3 Credit(s)
- U.S. Politics 3 Credit(s)
- U.S. History 3 Credit(s)
- World History 3 Credit(s) or
- Anthropology 3 Credit(s) or
- World Language 3 Credit(s)
- Psychology 3 Credit(s)
- Sociology 3 Credit(s)
3 to 15 credits sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits.
- World Languages proficiency through the 200-level is recommended for students who do not have native fluency, or have not successfully completed three years of one foreign language in high school and passed the Regents Level 3 language exam. These students may take a 100-level World Language as a Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues (Group A) Pathways requirement and a 200-level World Language as a major requirement. Other concentrations may be able to do as listed above.
- For concentrations other than General, it is recommended that you speak with your academic advisor.