Liberal Arts & Sciences Pathway

Students who choose to focus on options within the Liberal Arts pathway will be prepared for various academic majors and programs, including graduate and professional schools. The Liberal Arts pathway inspires and celebrates independent thinking, freedom of ideas, and creative expression. Liberal Arts is a great option to those that currently do not have a major focus in mind, and to those planning on transferring to a four-year college or university.

Personal growth as a whole is vital to this degree or certificate. Critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration encourage this growth. These skills are what both employers and college admissions personnel look for in their candidates.


The Liberal Arts & Sciences pathway is composed of seven distinct concentrations. Students can make the most of their experience in Liberal Arts & Sciences by exploring a specific concentration. This pathway is built with flexibility in mind for those who plan to transfer to a four-year institution; those who are looking for personal enrichment; and those who are uncertain about their major area of study. Students are encouraged to use elective opportunities to explore possible career paths, allowing students the ability to help determine their future.

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