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Liberal Arts - Communication

Program Codes: LACOM.AA
Associate in Arts Degree

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This program provides graduates a foundation for lifelong intellectual development and college transfer following associate’s degree completion. A Liberal Arts degree also develops a set of critical thinking skills students may use over the course of their professional careers.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses for program completion.

SEMESTER I

3

Choose one 3-credit Mathematics course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

SEMESTER 2

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

OR

3

Choose one 3-credit Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).

SEMESTER 3

OR

3

With permission of the department chair, COM-208 or COM-210 may be replaced with a course relevant to the student’s special focus in the communication field which will assist the student in transferring to a four-year college or university in Communication.

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3

Choose one 3-credit Mathematics or Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).

SEMESTER 4

OR

3

With permission of the department chair, COM-208 or COM-210 may be replaced with a course relevant to the student’s special focus in the communication field which will assist the student in transferring to a four-year college or university in Communication.

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE HUM).

Total Credits 60

Contact Information

Contact Name: Annie Hogan, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2589
Contact Email:  ahogan@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web:https://www.middlesexcc.edu/vpma/

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study the Liberal Arts?

A Liberal Arts education helps students develop strong and ordered minds as they explore the world’s collected wisdom in literature, history, mathematics, science, philosophy and the arts. It teaches them to recognize and construct arguments, to appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives, and to have a sense of scholarship about the lives and events that have gone before. Liberal Arts emphasis on language helps students broaden their cultural perspective and become more aware of their own identity. Courses comprising a Liberal Arts education at Middlesex County College are the core of all liberal arts programs at the bachelor’s level. Students may select the general degree, the most flexible of all our Liberal Arts programs, or one of the many specialized options.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete required developmental coursework (if any), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students may shorten the amount of degree completion time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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