Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science A.A.
The liberal arts degrees require a student to take a sampling of courses in the various disciplines that make up the overall category of liberal arts: humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and science. Students will select courses in all the categories listed above, but those earning the Liberal Arts: Humanities/Social Science degree will take more courses in the humanities (art, music, literature, foreign language) and social sciences (history, psychology, political science, sociology). The Humanities/Social Science degree is specifically designed to prepare students to transfer into a baccalaureate program in one of the humanities or social science disciplines. Graduates transfer to numerous four-year colleges and universities throughout the State University of New York (SUNY) system, as well as private institutions, where they can often enter with junior status and take additional courses to complete a bachelor's degree in a specific major.
The Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science A.A. program will assist students to:
- Develop a range of skills including critical thinking and problem solving.
- Increase information literacy.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the human condition in a cultural context.
- Promote diversity awareness and a global view.
- Expand skills in written and oral proficiency.
- Promote proficiency in additional disciplines in order to gain breadth of experience in a variety of disciplines.
- Transfer to a four-year program.
Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
|Effective Fall 2021|
English (9 credits)
|ENG 101||English Composition|
|ENG 102||Literature & Composition|
Humanities (9 Credits)
|COM 101||Public Speaking|
|-------->||The Arts Gen. Ed. Course|
History or Foreign Language (3 Credits)
||American History, Other World Civilizations,
Western Civilization, or Foreign Language Gen. Ed. Course
History or Social Science (12 Credits)
|-------->||Social Science Gen. Ed. Course|
|-------->||History or Social Science electives|
Math (6 Credits)
|-------->||MAT courses above 100|
Science (4 Credits)
|-------->||Any 4-credit natural science course with lab|
Health & P.E. (1 Credit)
Info. Management (1 Credit)
|LIB 101||Library Research Skills|
Free Electives (15 Credits)
|-------->||Any courses that receive college credit|
Students who earn a Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science A.A. degree are prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in the area of Humanities or Social Science.
While enrolled in the Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science program, students may choose an advisement option to prepare them for a specific bachelor's degree program.
Some popular advisement options are:
|Art History||International Studies|
|Fine Arts or Photography||Political Science|
|French or Spanish||Psychology|
|Gender Studies||Social Work|
Graduates of CCC's program may transfer seamlessly into programs in the areas of Humanities or Social Science at our partner institutions:
- Cazenovia College
- Clarkson University
- Hartwick University
- SUNY Cortland
- SUNY Potsdam