Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
- AS - Transfer Program
- Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
OUR FLEXIBLE GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM GETS YOU HALFWAY TO A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE
Monroe Community College’s liberal arts associate degree in general studies provides you with a flexible, affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree in many different programs.
Our two-year liberal arts program lets you keep academic options open while you satisfy basic liberal arts bachelor’s degree requirements. You’ll earn your associate degree at reasonable cost and maximum convenience, with the opportunity to transfer to a prestigious school such as Cornell, Syracuse, the University of Rochester, SUNY, and more.
MCC’s two-year liberal arts degree program enables you to:
- Take many of your liberal arts courses online
- Explore multiple academic options
- Develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills
- Learn from award-winning educators
- Get personalized advising to plan your academic and professional future
A LIBERAL ARTS ASSOCIATE DEGREE HELPS YOU DISCOVER YOUR ACADEMIC STRENGTHS
The two-year liberal arts associate degree program meets Monroe Community College’s high academic standards. You’ll earn well-respected liberal arts credits you can transfer almost anywhere while saving money, preserving flexibility, and keeping your options open. Your liberal arts associate degree can help you transfer to a four-year college into a major program such as:
- American Sign Language, Foreign Languages, English, Art History
- Economics, Nutrition / Dietetics, Organization Management
- Art Education, Criminology, Social Work
- Athletic Training, Communication Sciences & Disorders / Speech Pathology, Public Health
- American Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, Sociology
- Agricultural Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology / Geosciences, Medical Technology
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CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH A LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE
Graduates from Monroe Community College’s liberal arts associate degree program in general studies have transferred to outstanding colleges and universities across the country, including:
- Cornell University
- University of Rochester
- Syracuse University
- All SUNY colleges and universities
- Nazareth College
- St. John Fisher College
- Brooklyn College
- St. Bonaventure University
- Keuka College
- University of Texas at Austin
- Louisiana State University
- Loyola Marymount University
- Ohio State University
- University of San Diego
No matter where you transfer, liberal arts degrees develop skills that employers place a high value on. These include:
- Critical, analytical, and creative thinking
- Strong written and oral communication
- Quantitative reasoning
- Information literacy
- Teamwork and problem solving
- Civic knowledge and engagement – local and global
- Ethical reasoning and action
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: GENERAL STUDIES
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department:Humanities & Social Sciences
School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies; Arts & Humanities; Business & Entrepreneurial Studies; Community Engagement & Development; Health Sciences & Physical Wellness; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); Social Sciences & Global StudiesMCC Program Code: LA04
The Liberal Arts General Studies degree is a transfer program designed to provide students with a strong educational foundation in the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. A Liberal Arts education fosters critical and analytical thinking, effective communication, and meaningful participation in local and global communities. Guided advisement and pathway options enable students with varying academic and career goals to transfer into baccalaureate programs.
Program Learning Outcomes
1.Discuss the aesthetic attributes of art, nature, music, language, culture or literature.
2. Reflect on issues concerning the human condition in local or global contexts.
3. Conduct independent discipline-based research.
4. Analyze information using established or prescribed methods or principles.
5. Synthesize information drawn from a variety of resources or experiences.
6. Work collaboratively to achieve a common goal.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - BASIC COMMUNICATION (SUNY-BC) ELECTIVE|
|MTH 150 - Survey of Mathematics OR higher#|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE|
First Semester Total:
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE|
|ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*|
|ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*|
Second Semester Total:
| SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) OR |
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) ELECTIVE*
| SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) OR |
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
Third Semester Total:
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELECTIVE|
| SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) OR|
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE ***|
| MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - VALUES AND ETHICS (MCC-VE) ELECTIVE** OR|
| MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY (MCC-TL) ELECTIVE** OR |
Fourth Semester Total:
**Only required if VE or TL outcomes are not covered by other courses completed in the degree.
***MCC-HW course option could be 2-credits if student can complete the minimum 60 credits for graduation.
#MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.
- Students seeking to complete this degree must complete at least two 200-level courses among their normal course-load selection.
- Mandatory advising required: Students should consult with an advisor prior to selecting appropriate elective courses. The counsel and consent of the student’s advisor is important in the final selection.