Fast-Track Associate in Science in Liberal Arts
|Campus Locations||Boston, Virtual|
|Also available 100% Online||Yes|
|Other Format(s)||Associate of Science in Liberal Arts|
|Credits Required for Graduation||40|
|Entry Terms||Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter|
|Meets International Visa Requirements||No|
Explore the field of liberal arts
If you are interested in earning college credits while you explore the various bachelor degree options that exist within the field of liberal arts, then the Fast-Track Associate of Science in Liberal Arts program may be a great starting point for you.
The Fast-Track Associate of Science in Liberal Arts degree completion program is designed for transferring previously earned credits (40) so you may complete your degree in just 9 months. In this online accelerated program, you will explore and examine a wide range of liberal arts topics—from ethics and civilization to humanities and social sciences. As a result of your learning experience, in just 9 months you will enhance your ability to write effectively and think critically while gaining a better understanding of the type of profession (and degree) that you might like to pursue.
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|ENG 3006||College English Workshop||3 q.h.|
|HST 3430||Leadership Themes in U.S. and World History||6 q.h.|
|PHL 2160||Bioethics||3 q.h.|
|CMN 1102||Interpersonal and Group Communication||3 q.h.|
|ITC 1255||Human-Computer Interaction||3 q.h.|
|PSY 1550||Introduction to Psychology Intensive||6 q.h.|
|POL 2230||Civil Liberties||3 q.h.|
|SOC 2050||Sociology Intensive||6 q.h.|
|ESC 1535||Science, Technology, and Society||3 q.h.|
|INT 4955||Liberal Studies Project||4 q.h.|
Total Quarter Hours: 40
College English Workshop
Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop writing skills offered in ENG 1004 and ENG 1005 and learn the skills and techniques involved in designing and producing a finished documented paper of ten pages. Reviews the principles and methods of organized writing in preparation for the required competency examination administered at the end of the workshop.
Leadership Themes in U.S. and World History
Examines the development of leaders in major historical contexts, i.e., fascism and communism, around the world and its relevance to world leadership issues today. Explores the dimensions of leadership, focusing on the relationship of leaders to the social context from which they emerge.
Explores ethics and medicine. The field of ethics in health care is interdisciplinary in character. While it remains anchored in philosophy, medical ethics intertwines the issues of politics, economic policy, sociology, and the law. Medicine is a fruitful area for philosophical exploration and application of basic theories that help to analyze practical problems and concrete moral dilemmas. Addresses issues such as informed consent and whether patients have a “right to die.” Covers the distribution of health services and the allocation of scarce resources. Offers students an opportunity to become familiar with the complex issues and various possible responses.
Interpersonal and Group Communication
This course focuses on the interpersonal and group communication contexts. It examines skills and strategies necessary for developing and maintaining effective personal and professional relationships. Topics include perception, self-concept, emotions, attitudes and values, nonverbal communication, language, and methods of conflict resolution in group interaction.
Surveys human-computer interaction concepts, theory, and practice, focusing on its interdisciplinary nature. Describes the principles of human-computer interaction and the practice of user interface design. Discusses the major human information processing sub-systems (perception, memory, attention, and problem solving) and introduces usability metrics and evaluation methods.
Introduction to Psychology Intensive
Combines the content of PSY 1010 and PSY 1210. Defines psychology as the study of behavior and mental processes. Explores the fundamental principles and issues of contemporary scientific psychology, which are approached as a method of inquiry as well as a body of knowledge. Provides an overview and integration of the diverse approaches to the study of behavior and mental processes and provides a basis for more advanced study in the disciplines of psychology. Examines the origins and methods of psychology, biological foundations, consciousness, cognition and language, and learning and memory. Focuses on the developmental aspects of the life cycle of human beings. Explores child, adolescent, and adult development; growth and the life cycle; language; mental abilities; sensory and perceptual processes; and social interaction.
Examines the quality and content of civil liberties in the United States. Emphasizes the Bill of Rights as well as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution.
Examines the basic theoretical perspectives, research methods, and concepts of sociology, including society, status and role, socialization, and social groups. The second half focuses on inequality and institutions, including patterns of deviance (crime, drugs), gender roles, and sexuality.
Science, Technology, and Society
Asks students to consider the relationship between scientific inquiry, technological advances, and changes in society. Through readings, class discussion, and independent research, students are offered an opportunity to gain a broad perspective on the role of technology in society beginning at the dawn of history, through classical and Renaissance times, and into the Industrial Revolution to modern society.
Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
- Professional resume: current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
- Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
- Official high school degree
- Official GED
- Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
- Prerequisite coursework: applicants must completed the following:
- College Algebra or college level math
- College level English composition
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines
For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.
All requirements must be received prior to review.
Estimated total tuition for this program is $13,000.00.
Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.
Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.
Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2013-14 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.
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