Liberal Arts Areas of Emphasis

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General Description

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis”. The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree would be an ideal choice for those students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California as the student can satisfy their general education requirements, plus focus on transferable course work that relates to majors at CSU or UC.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Choose either Option 1, 2 or 3 for the General Education pattern related to your educational goal.
  • Complete a minimum of 18 units from the courses in a Liberal Arts Areas of Emphasis degree.  For Option 1, courses cannot be double-counted to satisfy general education requirements.
  • Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable transferable semester units (including major and general education courses).
  • For ALL OPTIONS: complete necessary Southwestern College Graduation and Proficiency requirements.
  • Courses with an "*" are not UC transferable.
  • Courses should be selected with the assistance of a counselor.  Refer to ASSIST.org for transfer details.
  • Completion of the Liberal Arts Degree does not guarantee acceptance into a four year institution nor into a major. 
Option 1 Footnote 1
I. Southwestern College Associate in General Education Degree
Minimum units necessary to meet Southwestern Associate Degree requirements18
Option 2 Footnote 2
II. CSUGE Breadth
Minimum units necessary to meet CSU/GE Certification requirements39
Option 3 Footnote 2
III. IGETC
Minimum units necessary to meet IGETC Certification34
Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Transfer Preparation: Options 2 & 3 Footnote 2
Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Arts and Humanities 01640
Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences 01730
Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Math and Science 01870
Associate in Arts Non-Transfer: Option 1
Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Arts and Humanities 01375
Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences 01377
Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Math and Science 01378

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.