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Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

This curriculum is designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution to continue their education.  All students planning to transfer should work closely with their KBOCC advisor and transfer institution to determine transferability when selecting courses.


Program Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the Liberal Studies Degree Program students will be able to:

  • Communicate competently.
  • Apply reasoning skills to solve problems.
  • Use lifelong learning skills.
  • Describe the interconnectedness of communities.
  • Integrate an individual interest with civic responsibility.

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

General Education Requirements

EN102 College Composition I (3 Credits)

EN202 College Composition II (3 Credits)

Lab Science Elective (4 Credits)

Mathematics or Science Elective* (Choose MA103 or higher, or a science course designated as a second science elective for general education – Course must be taken from a different subject area than the Lab Science) (4 Credits)

Humanities Elective (Choose from humanities-designated AR, EN, HU or LS) (4 Credits)

Social Science Electives (Choose any non-AS social science-designated course) (8 Credits )

LS103 College Success Seminar or LS133 Online College Success (2 credits)

Subtotal 28


Anishinaabe Awareness Requirement

OS110 Ojibwa Language & Culture I or AS102 Anishinaabe Values and Philosophy (4 Credits)

Anishinaabe Awareness Elective (at least two credits of electives must be designated Anishinaabe Awareness; may be duplicate credits)

Subtotal 4


Liberal Studies Requirements 

Liberal Studies Electives (At least twelve credits must be numbered 200 or above
– may not include BS, ECE or IS courses) (17 Credits)

General Electives (May include BS, ECE or IS courses) (6 Credits)

IS110 Principles of Information Systems** (4 Credits)

LS297 Capstone Seminar  (3 Credits)

Subtotal 30

Total Credits Required 62

* Students intending to transfer should consider fulfilling the Michigan Transfer Agreement’s (MTA) requirement of two sciences and math. See Michigan Transfer Agreement under General Education.

** Students who can demonstrate proficiency in using the computer applications covered in IS110 by either (1) providing evidence of successfully completing computer courses in secondary or community education settings within the past five years or (2) passing a KBOCC-administered proficiency exam will be permitted to select an alternative course or courses totaling 4 credits. Liberal studies majors who are interested in this option should speak with their advisor about procedures and appropriate alternative course selections.


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