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Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.)

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With a basis in Liberal Arts & Sciences, you’ll be given the ability to broaden your horizons and expand your educational pursuits. You’re not going to learn the ability to perform ONE specific job; rather, you will be equipped with the knowledge to continue your education or enter the workforce as a well-rounded employee! You’ll learn how to think critically, communicate effectively, and pull together knowledge from many disciplines; get the skills you’ll need to be successful in any career.

Liberal Arts & Sciences is more than a collection of courses chosen at random. Rather, you will be encouraged to design your own program and pick courses that relate to a certain theme. Study what excites you, as well as take some courses that challenge you!

Our Liberal Arts & Sciences degree is an Associate of Arts, meaning it is designed to be easily transferable, allowing the associate degree credits earned from Penn Highlands to be shifted to any bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Be confident in knowing that a degree from Penn Highlands will give you the foundation necessary to succeed!

Career Opportunities

The opportunities are endless. Whether you are you planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, or if you are looking to enter a pre-professional program, General Studies has an option for you.

Areas of Interest
Art and Music
Biological Sciences
Film and Theater
Nanofabrication Technology
Office Technology
Philosophy and Religion

Online Degree Option

Penn Highlands Online offers a flexible learning opportunity that can not only fit your mobile, on-the-go lifestyle, but can be completely personalized around your schedule. Through the College's Online Campus, you can complete a degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences. Please reference the following course progression chart for an idea of the coursework necessary to complete this program online.


Course Timeline: Liberal Arts & Sciences Online Degree

  Fall 1 Semester (August - December)
  FYE100 First Year Experience
CIT100 Microcomputer Applications
ENG110 English Composition 1
Open Elective
  Spring 1 Semester (January - May)
  PSY100 General Psychology
COM101 Public Speaking
MAT131 Intermediate Algebra
Open Elective
  Summer 1 Semester (May - August)
  TRN115 Intro to Transfer
MAT145 College Algebra
HIS100 US History 1
Open Elective
  Fall 2 Semester (August - December)
  ENG205 Research Writing
BIO104/114 Biology 1/Biology 1 Lab
ART101 Intro to Art History
  Spring 2 Semester (January - May)
  SOC100 Intro to Sociology
PHI110 Intro to Philosophy
Open Elective
  Summer 2 Semester (May - August) 

Open Elective
Open Elective
Open Elective


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