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 requirements 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.
General Education Coursework Hours
| Communications Skills 6
| Mathematics or Science 7
| Social Science 3
| Humanities 3
| Humanities or Social Science 3
GENERAL EDUCATION TOTAL 22
Elective Coursework (may include) 42
| Baccalaureate or career level coursework up to 42
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester