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Academic Catalog
    Sep 23, 2021  
Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022

Arts and Sciences, AA

No. of Credits: 60
Contact: Denise Gilmer-Knudson, Acting Chair, English and Communication

For recent high school graduates or returning students who plan to transfer to the upper division of a college or university to earn a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, this 60-credit program offers a broad-based curriculum drawn from the range of disciplines traditional to college-level liberal arts education.

Through courses that explore many aspects of world thought, culture, and technology, the program will encourage in each student the intellectual flexibility and adaptability required in a rapidly changing society and job market.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Transfer Options: 

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will…

  1. Articulate a plan for educational and career development that relates coursework to personal goals.
  2. Demonstrate verbal and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of contexts.
  3. Produce original text using Standard American English.
  4. Utilize technology in making decisions and gathering information, and in communication.
  5. Evaluate a scientific problem supporting a hypothesis.
  6. Develop quantitative reasoning skills to solve a problem.
  7. Demonstrate analytical, problem-solving, and evaluation skills.
  8. Recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively and ethically use the needed information.
  9. Value and understand the role of the arts and humanities in the human experience.
  10. Recognize the importance of diverse cultures and global and historical perspectives.


Arts and Humanities Pathway

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Visit Career Coach for more information on this program, related programs, and job opportunities in Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Communications (3 credits)


Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)

Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

Humanities (3 credits)



Third Semester

Arts (3 credits)


English literature (3 credits)


Elective (9 credits)

  • Take 9 credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above

Fourth Semester

Elective (14 credits)

  • Take 14 credits from any courses numbered 1001 and above


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)