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|
|Student Development||SDV 100 or any approved SDV course||1|
|English||ENG 111-112 and any course from ENG (Literature)||9|
|Mathematics||Any two MTH courses 151 or higher 1||6|
|History||Any two HIS courses||6|
|Health/Physical Education||Any HLT or PED course(s)2|
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirements
|Humanities||ART 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 Sciences||Any course from ECO3, PLS, PSY4, or SOC5 AND any course from ECO3, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY4, SOC5||6|
|Lab Sciences||Any two-semester sequence in BIO, CHM, or PHY|
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement
|Communication||CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126||3|
|Transfer Elective(s)||Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 6||1-12|
|Program Requirements||Students 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 credits||3-14|
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.
First Year Fall
|Social Science Elective (I)||3|
|Foreign Language (I) or|
First Year Spring
|MTH (see above)||3|
|Social Science Elective (II)||3|
|Foreign Language II or|
Second Year Fall
|Humanities Elective (I)||3|
|Lab Science (I)||4|
|Foreign Language (III)||3|
Second Year Spring
|CST 100, 110, or 126||3|
|Humanities Elective (II)||3|
|Lab Science (II)||4|
|Foreign Language (IV)||3|
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.