Associate in Science in Liberal Arts


We have suspended new enrollments to our Associate in Science degree programs, with the last intake taking place in spring 2013.

Explore the Field of Liberal Arts

If you are interested in earning college credit while you explore the various bachelor degree options within the field of liberal arts, then the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts program may be a great starting point for you.

In this 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, 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.

Core Curriculum

College of Professional Studies and Lowell Institute School students who complete an associate degree will fulfill many of the same core curriculum requirements of all CPS and LIS bachelor?s degree programs. Core courses allow students to gain insights into disciplines other than their field of study and develop expertise in written and oral communication and critical thinking. The associate degree core requirements include the following:

Written Communication (9 q.h.)

Complete the following three courses:

ENG 1004 College English 1 3 q.h.
ENG 1005 College English 2 3 q.h.
ENG 3006 College English Workshop 3 q.h.

Diversity (3 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
HST 2205 Coming to America: The American Immigrant Experience 3 q.h.
MGT 1503 Managing in a Diverse and Changing World* 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.

Information Literacy (3 q.h.)

ITC Information Technology Elective 3 q.h.
Suggested courses:


ITC 1001 Introduction to PC Productivity Tools 3 q.h.
ITC 1002 Technology and Information Fluency 3 q.h.
ITC 1255 Human-Computer Interaction 3 q.h.

Mathematics (6 q.h.)

Complete a minimum of six quarter hours from the following courses:

MTH 1001 College Algebra 1 3 q.h.
MTH 2002 College Algebra 2 3 q.h.
MTH 2512 Finite Mathematics 3 q.h.
ECN 2001 Statistics 1 3 q.h.
ECN 2002 Statistics 2 3 q.h.

Total Core Curriculum: 21 q.h.

*Lowell Institute School degree requirements vary.
See curriculum pages for more information.


Associate Degree Core (21 q.h.)

We require all associate degree students to complete the required core curriculum, allowing you to gain insight into disciplines other than your field of study.

Foundation Courses (6 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

LDR 3230 Ethical Decision Making 3 q.h.
PHL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics 3 q.h.
PHL 2160 Bioethics 3 q.h.

Complete the following course:

INT 2305 Introduction to Liberal Studies 3 q.h.

Major Courses (39 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

HST 1001 The Civilization of the Ancient & Medieval World 3 q.h.
HST 1002 The Civilization of the Early Modern World 3 q.h.
HST 1003 The Civilization of the Modern World 3 q.h.

Complete seven Humanities courses from the following prefixes:

ARTASLCMNENGJRNMUSPHLTCCTHE, or a modern foreign language 21 q.h.

Complete one Math-Science course from the following prefixes:


Complete four Social Science courses from the following prefixes:


Open Electives (14 q.h.)

Total Quarter Hours: 80


Estimated total tuition for this program is .

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester 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.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017-18 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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