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Associate in Arts Degree

CIP CODE: 24.0101

The Liberal Arts Associate in Arts is a traditional university-parallel program designed for students aspiring to baccalaureate degree study with options for advised pathways to an expansive amount of careers.  Some examples are:  Civil and Public Service, English, History, Global Studies, International Relations, Psychology, Pre-Law, or Social Work.  Graduates transfer to institutions throughout the State University of New York (SUNY) system and to public and private colleges in New York and other states.  If students transfer to an institution within SUNY, they will bring with them completion of all SUNY General Education requirements.

This degree includes a full complement of General Education Courses to form a foundation interdisciplinary study in Basic Communication, Foreign Language, The ARTS, Humanities, History, Social Sciences, Natural (Laboratory) Sciences, and Mathematics.  Recipients are prepared for transfer to four-year colleges and universities within SUNY by completing all ten categories of the SUNY General Education requirements.

Students should learn as much as they can about program requirements at transfer colleges.  Transfer to some colleges is guaranteed through an articulation agreement between SUNY Broome and the transfer institution.  Articulation agreements can be viewed on the Counseling Services website, SS210, 607 778-5421.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Liberal Arts students will demonstrate basic proficiency in written and oral English, and in a foreign language.
  2. Liberal Arts students will show a grasp of American and global intercultural and historical connections, and demonstrate familiarity with social science concepts and methods.
  3. Liberal Arts students will demonstrate an understanding of literature, philosophy, and the creative arts, showing how the humanities are central to a critical study of western and global culture.
  4. Liberal Arts students will demonstrate basic proficiency in math and science.
  5. Liberal Arts students will demonstrate a familiarity with the concept of engaged citizenship and develop the basic skills necessary to negotiate American democracy.
  6. Liberal Arts students will develop fundamental fitness concepts and skills that promote lifelong health and wellness.
  7. Liberal Arts students will show competency with modern information technology and research skills.
  8. Liberal Arts students will apply critical analysis to texts and arguments and fashion thoughtful, developed arguments of their own. 

Program supervised by:
Donna Rehak, Coordinator
Office: Titchener Hall, Room 210
Telephone: 607 778-5092
E-mail: rehakdm@sunybroome.edu

Requirements Total number of credits: 64 minimum


Academic Planning Seminar 1 Credit


Required for all first-time students

Basic Communication (GE 10): English 3 - 6 Credits


Foreign Language (GE 9) 0-8 Credits


  • Foreign Language 102 Level exceeds the SUNY General Education Requirement
    • Students with four (4) years of a high school Foreign Language or with a grade of 85 or higher on a Regents Foreign Language Exam have fulfilled the BCC Foreign Language requirement and the SUNY General Education Foreign Language requirement and are exempted from taking a Foreign Language course at the Associate's level. 
       
    • Students exempted from the Foreign Language requirement are cautioned that programs at transfer schools may require Foreign Language courses beyond the SUNY General Education requirement.
       
    • Exemption from a Foreign Language does not lower the total LAAA degree program credit-hour requirement for students. Exempted students will need to take additional elective credits.
       
    • Students with two (2) years or fewer of a high school Foreign Language should take a course at the Beginning I level (101); all others should take a course at the Beginning II level (102).
       
    • Choose from courses in Arabic (ARA), French (FRE), German (GER), Italian (ITA), or Spanish (SPA). A small number of transfer institutions and specific programs accept American Sign Language (ASL) as a Foreign Language.

The ARTS (GE 8) Art, Music, Theater 3 Credits


Choose from courses in Art (ART), Music (MUS), and Theater (THR). Consult the Broome Liberal Arts General Education List (The ARTS - GE 8) to ensure that selection fulfills the General Education requirement.

Humanities (GE 7) 9 Credits


Literature 3 Credits


 Select one Literature course:

  • All Literature courses are Writing Emphasis (W) courses and will satisfy one of the 2 Writing Emphasis requirements

Capstone Course 3 Credits


  • ENG 220 - Communicating About Ideas and Values
  • Prior to enrolling ENG 220, a minimum of ENG 110, one Writing Emphasis course, and 45 earned credits are required

    ENG 220 - Communicating About Ideas and Values is approved as a Humanities General Education

        

History 9 Credits


Western Civilization (GE 6) 3 Credits


Select one Western Civilization General Education Course as advised.

Other World Civilization (GE 5) 3 Credits


 Select one Other World Civilization General Education Course as advised.

U.S. (American) History (GE 4) 3 Credits


Choose from the following: HIS 130 U.S. History I, or HIS 131 U.S. History II, or HIS 194

Students with 85 or greater on the Regents United States History Exam may choose from an expanded list including the following:

Social and Behavorial Sciences (GE 3) and Civic Education 6 Credits


Civic Education at BCC:  Various social science courses will provide civic knowledge.  The course content, however, will go well beyond the traditional approach of imparting information by considering human behavior, values, and aspirations, as well as social institutions.  You will select a minimum of three credits of a six-credit social science requirement from a list of courses which have been modified to accommodate the college's civic education goals.  In seeking to encourage life-long learning and participation in community affairs, such courses aim at having an impact upon your civic practices long after their conclusion.

Choose one of the following courses:

Civic Education 3 Credits


Civic Education at BCC:  Various social science courses will provide civic knowledge.  The course content, however, will go well beyond the traditional approach of imparting information by considering human behavior, values, and aspirations, as well as social institutions.  You will select a minimum of three credits of a six-credit social science requirement from a list of courses which have been modified to accommodate the college's civic education goals.  In seeking to encourage life-long learning and participation in community affairs, such courses aim at having an impact upon your civic practices long after their conclusion.

Choose one of the following courses:

Social Sciences 3 Credits


Choose from general education courses in Anthropology (ANT), Economics (ECO), Georgraphy (GEO), Political Science (POS), Psychology (PSY), Social Science (SOS), and Sociology (SOC) - as advised.

Natural Sciences (Laboratory Sciences) (GE 2) 8 Credits


Choose two (2) General Education courses in the Natural Sciences - as advised.

Mathematics (GE 1) 0-6 Credits


  • Mathematics requirement
    • Students with a grade of 85 or higher on the high school Course III Regents Exam or Math B Exam or students that successfully completed high school Math 12, have fulfilled both the BCC Mathematics requirement and the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement and are exempt from taking a Mathematics course at the Associate's level.
       
    • Students exempted from the Mathematics requirement are cautioned that programs at transfer institutions may require Mathematics courses beyond the SUNY General Education requirement.
       
    • Exemption from Mathematics does not lower the total LAAA degree program credit-hour requirement for students.  Exempted students will need to take additional elective credits.
       
    • Some students will require remedial coursework prior to enrolling in courses that fulfill the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement.

Unless exempted students choose from a list of approved SUNY General Education Mathematics courses.


Physical Education 1-2 Credits


  • The Physical Education - cardio-vascular requirement at BCC is a physical activity course.  Link to the Gen Ed List that lists the PED courses that have a cardio-vascular attribute.

    • At least 1 credit must be earned in cardiovascular courses or in a varsity sport. (CV = cardiovascular)
       
    • No more than 2 credits can be used to fulfill the LAAA degree program credit requirements for students.  (An exception will be made for those students wishing to trasfer to a program that requires a major in Physical Education.  Consult with an advisor prior to taking the courses)

Approved Electives 5-24 Credits


  • Choose elective that meet transfer goals or explore interest areas.
    • The number of elective credits needed to fulfill the total LAAA degree program 64 credit-hour requirement will vary based upon the credit hours that are neeeded to complete the BCC and General Education requirements
       
    • A minimum of 5 to a maximum of 24 credit hours will be needed
       
    • To satisfy the State Education Liberal Arts credits requirement for an Associate in Arts, a minimum of 45 credits must be in the Liberal Arts

Total number of credits: 64 minimum


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