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2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

(AA) Associate of Arts (Liberal Arts) Transfer Pathway

A Liberal Arts major provides students an opportunity to experience a variety of course options as they explore their career interests. The major leads to an Associate of Arts degree and provides a broad foundation of general course work for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

The Associate of Arts Degree is outlined as a two-year degree and designed to transfer.  A minimum of 62 credit hours in the designated areas are required to complete the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts. (No particular major area of emphasis).   The 24 Elective credits of coursework should be selected based upon the student’s area of emphasis for their transfer major. 

Pathway Code: LART

General Education Requirements (38 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s)  

  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) ____________________________________
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) ____________________________________
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) ____________________________________

Social Sciences (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC). 
For a list of course options click this link Social Science Elective(s)  

  • Social Science Elective - 3 hour(s) ____________________________________
  • Social Science Elective - 3 hours(s) ___________________________________
  • Social Science Elective - 3 hours(s) ___________________________________

Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Complete 5 credits of Lab Science from Lab Science Elective(s) .

  • Lab Science Elective 5 hour(s) ___________________________

Pathway Electives (24 hours)

Liberal Arts Majors should have a broad cross section from a variety of diciplines. If students are undecided as to what specific pathway or major to pursue, it is recommended they select general education electives in the area of humanities, social sciences, foreign language or lab sciences that provide adequate transferable options while allowing the student to explore their areas of interest. Arts, literature and writing classes are also recommended for students who wish to develop skills in creativity and self-expression. 

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley Degree, however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.