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Liberal Arts and Sciences: A.A.


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Associate in Arts

CIP Code: 24.0101


Mission

The mission of the Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. is to offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary degree to students aspiring to baccalaureate-level study. This university-parallel program offers students an introduction to intellectual inquiry: students pursue both a structured approach to traditional knowledge areas, and enjoy flexibility in course and elective selection, allowing them to explore their areas of particular academic interest. Graduates complete all ten SUNY General Education requirements.

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. 

 


The Liberal Arts and Sciences 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 here.

First Year


Fall Semester (15 Credits)


  • Gen Ed World Languages (4 Credits)
  • Gen Ed Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (3 Credits)
  • Gen Ed The Arts (3 Credits)
  • Physical Education Requirement (CV) (1 Credit)

Spring Semester (15 Credits)


  • Gen Ed Humanities (not Lit) (3 Credits)
  • Gen Ed Humanities Literature (3 Credits)
  • US History & Civic Engagement (3 Credits)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 Credits)

Second Year


Fall Semester (16-17 Credits)


  • Gen Ed Social Sciences (3 Credits)
  • Gen Ed World History and Global Awareness (3 Credits)
  • Gen Ed Natural Science (4 Credits)
  • GenEd Mathematics (3-4 Credits)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 Credits)

Spring Semester (15 Credits)


  • Gen Ed Social Sciences (3 Credits)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 Credits)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 Credits)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3 Credits)

Graduation Requirements: 61-62 Credits


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