Liberal Arts

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A Path to Multiple Degree and Career Options

Explore a wide range of subjects and courses while developing critical thinking and communication skills. The Liberal Arts program offers a flexible, balanced academic course of study that fully prepares you for transfer to a four-year college. This program allows you to choose within several required course categories and focus your studies through general education courses. You can explore a personal interest or meet requirements of a transfer institution’s major. Liberal Arts is also ideal for students currently undecided about career goals who wish to sample different areas of study and select those which fit them best.

Careers

Find your path.

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary – est. salary $77,472*
Travel Guides – 
est. salary $38,121
Librarians
 – est. salary $61,349*
Technical Writers
 – est. salary $74,761*
Interpreters and Translators 
– est. salary $74,761*

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Liberal Arts degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
FYE 101 - First Year Experience 3 credits In the first 12 credits, students must complete FYE 101 Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits ENGL 101 must be completed with a grade "C" or higher ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits   Tech Competency
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design or
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis or
MATH 161 -Pre-Calculus I
3 credits Students with a Math Placement score above 118, should not take FNMT 118
MATH 161 should be taken by students pursuing STEM careers
Mathematics
HIST 101 - United States History:  Colonial - Revolutionary or       
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology or
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
3 credits Other Social Science Pair options are available with coordinator approval Major Course Social Science Pair 1

In the first 24 credits, students must complete: ENGL 101 ENGL 102 CIS 103 one Mathematics one Social Science one Humanities one Communication.
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average)

  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102 Info Literacy
HIST 121 - Global History I or 
HIST 122 - Global History II or
HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions or
HUM 102 - Cultural Traditions  or
Foreign Language
(Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish)
3 credits Other Humanities Pair options are available with Coordinator approval
Humanities Pair 1 and Pair 2 subjects must match
Major Course Humanities Global Diversity Humanities Pair 1
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication or
ENGL 117 - Group/Team Communication or
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication
3 credits   Major Course Communication
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry 
3 credits   Natural Science
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy or
PHIL 111 - Critical Thinking or
PHIL 152 - Philosophy of Religion or
PHIL 211 - Ethical Problems or
RS 101 - Introduction to Religion or
RS 151 - World Religions
  Courses in Philosophy & Religious Studies are valuable for all students of Liberal Arts, but especially important for students transferring to schools that are religiously-affiliated.
Other Social Science or Humanities options for the Directed Elective are available with coordinator approval.
Directed Elective Social Science / Humanities

In the first 24 credits, students must complete: ENGL 101 ENGL 102 CIS 103 one Mathematics one Social Science one Humanities one Communication.
To seek entrance into select College programs Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average)

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
HIST 102 - United States History: The 19th Century or
HIST 103 - United States History: The 19th Century or
PSYC 202 - Human Sexuality or
PSYC 205 - Psychopathology/Abnormal Psychology  or
PSYC 215 - Developmental Psychology or
PSYC 221 - Social Psychology or
SOC 212 - Sociology of Marriage and Family or
SOC 215 - Criminology or
SOC 231- Social Problems or
SOC 233 - The Sociology of Ethnic and Minority Group Relations or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
ANTH 124 - Fundamentals of Archaeology or
ANTH 211 - African Peoples and Cultures or
ANTH 215 - Peoples and Cultures of Asia
3 credits Social Science Pair 1 and Pair 2 subjects must match.
Humanities Pair 1 and Pair 2 subjects must match.
Other Writing Intensive & Interpretive Studies options are available with Coordinator approval
Major Course Social Science Pair 2
ENGL 190 - Introduction to Literature or
ENGL 265 - Science Fiction or
ENGL 271- The Language of Film
3 credits   Directed Elective Writing Intensive Interpretive Studies
HIST 121 - Global History I or
HIST 122 - Global History II or
HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions or
HUM 102 - Cultural Traditions II or
Foreign Language 102: Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian,
Japanese, or Spanish
3 credits   Major Course Global Diversity Humanities Pair 2
ENGL 250 - African-American Literature or
ENGL 251- African-American Literature or
HIST 146 - Latino-American History or
HIST 160 - Diversity in American History or
HIST 220 - African-American History to 1877 or
HIST 221 - African-American History after 1865 or
MUS 120 - Music of African- Americans or
RS 170 - Religion in American History or
SOC 115- Women & Men in American Society
3 credits Other Social Science or Humanities options for the Directed Elective are available with Coordinator approval
Other Arts options are available with coordinator approval
American Diversity Interpretive Studies Directed Elective Social Science / Humanities American Diversity
ART 103 - History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance or
ART 104 - History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern or 
ENGL 205 - Creative Writing or 
MUS 103 - Introduction to Music or 
PHOT 113 - Digital Technology, Art, & Culture
3 credits   Major Course Arts

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average) Meet with assigned Advisor to finalize last 15 credits based on transfer institution

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
GEOG 180 - Urban Geography or
LEAD 104 - Introduction to Leadership or
HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning or
JUS 101- Survey of Justice or
POLS 117 - City and State Government and Politics, with Cases from Philadelphia and Pennsylvania
3 credits Other General Elective options are available with Coordinator approval General Elective (Citizenship)
ANTH 202- Gender Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective or
ENGL 260 -Women in Literature or
HIST 180 -Women and History or
PHIL 202 - Philosophy of Love & Sexuality or
WS 101- Intro to Women's Studies
3 credits   General Elective (Gender Diversity)
ENGL 211 - Survey of British Literature: From Beginnings to 1750 or
ENGL 212 - Survey of British Literature: From 1750 to the Modern Era or ENGL 241- Introduction to Shakespeare or 
ENGL 221 - Survey of American Literature: From the Beginnings to the Civil War or
ENGL 222 - Survey of American Literature: From the Civil War to the Present or
ENGL 245 - World Literature: From Antiquity to 1500 or
ENGL 246 -World Literature: From 1500 to the Present or
ENGL 256 - African Literature or
HUM 130 - Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization or
HUM 150 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures and Civilizations or
HUM 170 - Middle East Cultures and Civilizations or
HUM 180 - Introduction to African Cultures and Civilizations
3 credits Other General Elective options are available with Coordinator approval General Elective
(Literature/Global) American Diversity Interpretive Studies
ECON 181- Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)
ECON 182 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) or
GEOG 103 - Intro to Human Geography or
PHIL 215 - Social & Political Philosophy or
POLS 112 - Introduction to International Relations
3 credits   General Elective (Social Analysis)
CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I or
EASC 111- Environmental Conservation or
PHYS 108 - Descriptive Astronomy
3 credits CHEM 103 is a non-lab and online version of CHEM 101 Major Course Natural Science
(without lab)

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher (“C” average)

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

Featured Career

“A lot of the classes that interested me talked about injustices and discrepancies. I thought about that, my skill set, and I talked with others about it. I wanted to help people.”

Michael Johnson
program graduate 2015

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