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Associate In Liberal Studies (ALS.LIB)

The Associate in Liberal Studies degree offers a flexible program to students who wish to combine traditional coursework with a variety of learning experiences to pursue their personal and professional goals. This degree has a minimal formal structure to ensure students acquire a basic liberal education. Remaining degree requirements may be satisfied through traditional coursework, independent study, proficiency examinations or life experience credit.

Students will work with the ALS advisor to develop an individualized plan for meeting the requirments of the degree. The student and advisor will determine the applicability of various types of credit-earning options to the student's situation and goals. The advisor will guide the student in selecting traditional coursework and in the process of documenting non-traditional coursework, such as experiential credit, to meet general education and elective requirements. Contact the ALS advisor for additional information.

Degree Requirements

General Education Coursework Hours

• Communications Skills 6

• Mathematics or Science 7

• Social Science 3

• Humanities 3

• Humanities or Social Science 3


Elective Coursework (may include) 42

• Baccalaureate or career level coursework up to 42

• INS 099 Portfolio Development 2

• Experiential Credit up to 32

• Proficiency Credit up to 32

• Independent Study up to 16


Total Required for Degree 64