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Liberal Studies, Associate of Arts

Program Philosophy and Objectives

This two-year program is intended for those students who wish to gain a broad background in liberal studies. The Liberal Studies Associate of Arts degree provides a well-rounded academic foundation and exposes students to several specialized areas of study, with the option to transition into any four-year degree program at Wilmington University.

Program of Study

The Associate of Arts degree program in Liberal Studies includes courses in English composition, social studies, mathematics, science, and the humanities. Students are encouraged to structure a core specialization, consisting of 18 credit hours, in an area of interest.

Sixty (60) total credit hours are required for degree completion.


Curriculum

General Education Requirements (42 credits)

CTA 206 Computer Applications

OR

CTA 210 Computer Science

OR

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

FIN 101 Financial Literacy

HIS 300 World and Regional Geography

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

POL 300 American Politics

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Fine Arts Elective

Natural Science Elective

Fine Art Elective: Select one course with prefix: ART, DRA, LIT, or MUS.

Natural Science Elective: (SCI 308 excluded)

Electives (or core specialization) (18 credits)

Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their electives.


Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

Semester 1

CTA 206 Computer Applications

OR

CTA 210 Computer Science

OR

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ENG 121 English Composition I

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Elective

OR

FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

Semester 2

ENG 122 English Composition II

HIS 300 World and Regional Geography

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Art Elective

Natural Science Elective

Sophomore

Semester 1

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 131 Public Speaking

FIN 101 Financial Literacy

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

Elective

Semester 2

POL 300 American Politics

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective