Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts


A.A. Liberal Arts

Program Description

The Associate in Liberal Arts degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional studies in one of four "Areas of Emphasis". An area of emphasis would be an appropriate choice for a student planning to transfer to the California State University (CSU) or the University of California (UC), as the student can satisfy general education requirements, plus focus on transferable coursework that relates to majors at CSU or UC. Students must satisfactorily complete 60 units of collegiate coursework with a "C" (2.0) grade point average in curriculum that the district accepts toward this degree.

If you plan to transfer after completing this Liberal Arts degree, please see a counselor for assistance with selecting the most appropriate transfer (300 or higher level) courses.

Career Opportunities

Most businesses/agencies acknowledge a higher education degree for promotional and salary enhancement purposes.


  • Gain a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences
  • A valuable foundation for a variety of career or transfer opportunities
  • Diversified faculty
  • Overview of theoretical and practical principles
  • Given the interdisciplinary approaches in a liberal arts degree, students can design a program of study that more closely reflects their interests

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see