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Purpose

The Liberal Arts program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree, usually the Bachelor of Arts degree, in the liberal arts or social sciences. Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in planning their programs. Students should select this curriculum if they intend to major in one of the following disciplines: Economics, English, Foreign Language, Pre-Law, History, Humanities, Journalism, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Government, Religion, or Sociology.

Liberal Arts Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 62
Degree RequirementsCoursesCredits
Student DevelopmentSDV 100 or any approved SDV course1
EnglishENG 111-112 and any course from ENG (Literature)9
MathematicsAny two MTH courses 151 or higher 16
HistoryAny two HIS courses6
Health/Physical EducationAny HLT or PED course(s)2
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirements
2
HumanitiesART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, or REL 6
Social SciencesAny course from ECO3, PLS, PSY4, or SOC5 AND any course from ECO3, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY4, SOC56
Lab SciencesAny two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement
8
CommunicationCST 100, CST 110, or CST 1263
Transfer Elective(s)Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 61-12
Program RequirementsStudents must complete through 202 in a foreign language. Those who have successfully completed foreign language in high school may take a CLEP test in order to begin foreign language study at a level  beyond 101. See advisor for additional information. Students who do not require the full two years of  a foreign language must substitute transfer elective courses for the remaining credits3-14

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

Suggested Scheduling:


First Year Fall

CourseCredits
SDV1
ENG 1113
History (I) 3
Social Science Elective (I)3
Foreign Language (I) or 
Transfer Elective3-4
Total Credits16-17

First Year Spring

CourseCredits
ENG 112 3
MTH (see above)3
History (II)3
Social Science Elective (II)3
Foreign Language II or 
Transfer Elective3-4
Total Credits15-16

Second Year Fall

CourseCredits
ENG (Literature)3
Health/Physical Education1
Humanities Elective (I)3
Lab Science (I)4
Foreign Language (III)3
Transfer Elective1-3
Total Credits15-17

Second Year Spring

CourseCredits
CST 100, 110, or 1263
Health/Physical Education1
Humanities Elective (II)3
Lab Science (II)4
Foreign Language (IV)3
  
Total Credits14

1 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences. Please note that students cannot receive credit for both MTH 162 and MTH 166.

2 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.

3 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120 cannot receive credit for either ECO 201 or ECO 202. Students who take either ECO 201 or ECO 202 cannot receive credit for ECO 120.

4 PSY 200 and PSY 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take PSY 200 cannot receive credit for either PSY 201 or PSY 202. Students who take either PSY 201 or PSY 202 cannot receive credit for PSY 200. Also, students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.

5 SOC 200 and SOC 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take SOC 200 cannot receive credit for either SOC 201 or SOC 202. Students who take either SOC 201 or SOC 202 cannot receive credit for SOC 200.

6 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or http://www.germanna.edu/counselingcenter/transfer-electives/.

Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.