Liberal Arts - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 111

Program Information
This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college after completing the first two years of undergraduate coursework at CCC as a Liberal Arts General. The Liberal Arts program is not designed for specific majors, but allows graduating students to advance to many different areas of study. As the Liberal Arts program allows considerable course options, students should research the degree requirements of the four-year colleges of interest. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Demonstrate effective communication skills by expressing ideas and sharing knowledge in a clear, focused and organized manner. •Demonstrate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems. •Demonstrate scientific method of inquiry, through the acquisition of scientific knowledge. •Apply computer systems or other appropriate forms of technology to achieve educational and personal goals. •Apply social science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior, social and political systems, and to act as responsible citizens. •Analyze works in the fields of art, music, theater, literature, philosophy and/or religious studies and gain competence in the use of a foreign language. •Evaluate historical events and movements in World, Western, non- Western or American societies and assess their subsequent significance. •Analyze the importance of global perspectives and culturally diverse peoples. •Evaluate ethical issues and situations. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and sources. •Liberal Arts General allows interdisciplinary exploration, while developing life skills.


Program Requirements (18)
Credits
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3

General Education Requirements (46-47)
Credits
Diversity Elective
3
History Elective
3
History Elective
3
Humanities Elective
3
Humanities Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Mathematics or Science Elective
3-4
Science Elective
4
Mathematics Elective
3
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3

Total Credits: (64-65)

Students will select a combination of 6 program courses from across academic divisions (A&H, STEM, and BESS). The 18 program elective credits must be approved by an academic dean and division advisor- 12 of the 18 credits must be in one field of study. * Students who elect a Foreign Language should select 6 credits in the same language.