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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts (AA)

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Division of Humanities & Social Sciences

This program is the equivalent of the freshman and sophomore years of a Bachelor of Arts program at a fouryear college or university. Students gain a broad knowledge of the arts, literature, history, psychology, social sciences, science, and mathematics. In addition, students develop writing and speaking competencies, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts is awarded.

Program Learning Outcomes

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First Year: Semester 1

credits: 16

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 16/17

Second Year: Semester 1

  • Literature Sequence 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective 3
  • Social Science Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3

credits: 15

Second Year: Semester 2

  • Literature Sequence 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective 3
  • Program Elective 3

credits: 15

Total Credits: 62/63

Program Notes

Competency in mathematics is a MassBay graduation requirement. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate competency at 100-level math. This may be accomplished by an appropriate placement test score or completion of any 100-level mathematics course or higher, except mathematics courses with a MAC prefix.

The program qualifies for MassTransfer with select public Institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Liberal Arts Electives:

Any college-level elective in the Humanities, Social Science, or Mathematics & Science areas.

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, English (EN 103 or higher), Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts, 

Math Elective

100-Level Mathematics or higher (not MAC)

Program Electives:

Any Liberal Arts Elective or Accounting, Business, Business Communication, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, Essentials of Nutrition (HL 111 ), Human Services, Law, Management, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nutrition.

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, LA 200   Media and the Law, LA 230  Law and Society, Psychology, Sociology

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